Self-Generation Incentive Program


CSE administers the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) in the San Diego Gas & Electric territory, playing a critical role in the adoption of distributed generation and energy storage projects throughout the region.

Through SGIP, rebates are offered to utility customers who install clean and energy-efficient distributed generation and storage technologies that reduce on-site electrical demand and greenhouse gas emissions. In San Diego, CSE provides technical and financial assistance to those interested in advancing energy storage, fuel cells, wind, waste energy recovery, pressure reduction turbines and combined heat and power technologies.

SGIP is a ratepayer-funded rebate program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission and available to retail electric and gas customers of the major California investor-owned utilities.

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SGIP Impacts

$214M in rebates
CSE has awarded more than $214 million for more than 5,100 SGIP incentives.
42 MW of capacity installed
CSE-approved projects are providing more than 42 MW of electric capacity.
8,300 energy storage projects

CSE has reserved incentives for more than 8,300 energy storage projects.

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

To reduce electricity demand and greenhouse gas emissions by supporting distributed generation technologies

CSE's Role

Program administrator for San Diego Gas & Electric territory


Distributed Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency
Energy Engineering
Energy Storage

Key Partners

California Public Utilities Commission, San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas

State Policies Supported

AB 970, SB 412, AB 1150, SB 861

Impact Statement

CSE has awarded over $214 million for more than 42 MW of clean generation capacity since 2001.