State Level Programs and Benefits for Stationary Fuel Cells - California

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources. The SGIP provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter and is currently administered by the four investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in California. The program has an approved budget of $83M per year through 2014 and an approved program timeline through 2016. The total budget is split among the IOU’s and “renewable/emerging” and “non-renewable” categories.

The funding is subject to a 40% limit per manufacturer. Fuel cells running on natural gas receive an incentive of $2,025/kW for 2013.

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