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Performance Data Provider and CA Suppliers

PDP Requirements

System owners participating in the Self-Generation Incentive Program ( SGIP) with projects 30 kW and larger are required to install performance meters to determine the net energy generated by their generation equipment. In addition combined heat and power ( CHP) projects or electric-only fuels operating on non-renewable fuels are required to monitor fuel consumption. CHP projects operating on non-renewable fuels are additionally required to monitor useful thermal output.  Data from the electric generation meters will be used to calculate the annual incentive payment under the SGIP Performance Based Incentive (PBI) program.

This data may be read and communicated to the Program Administrator (PA) by an approved third-party Performance Data Provider (PDP). All system owners of SGIP projects (under the Performance Based Incentive ( PBI) program requirements) may choose to either apply for PDP status or contract with an approved PDP to submit performance data complying with the applicable minimum standards as defined in the SGIP Program Handbook.

PDP Application Process

Interested parties may apply to qualify as a PDP for the SGIP program at any point in time.  However, interested parties are specifically encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to avoid delay in payments.

To apply as a PDP, the applicant must complete the SGIP PDP Application and provide all documentation in the attached questionnaire. Contact information is provided in the PDP instructions. The Program Administrator will review the submitted documentation and determine if the PDP Applicant meets the program requirements.

Approved Performance Data Providers are required to comply with the Data Validation Rules & File Format Specifications (see Specification Document below). For further information, please contact the Program Administrator in the utility service territory in which you would like to offer PDP services. Note: Approved PDPs are valid for state-wide SGIP.

California Supplier Status

SGIP participants may be eligible for an additional 20 percent incentive if they qualify as a California supplier. Please note that, for documentation purposes, California suppliers who have previously been approved by the SGIP working group are also required to complete the attached document.

California Supplier Application Process

Interested parties who wish to be considered for the California supplier status by the SGIP working group must complete the attached document, Request for California Supplier Status, and submit it to Mr. Ehren Seybert at A project may forfeit the California Supplier adder if the attached document is not completed and approved by the SGIP working group prior to the submission of the project’s Incentive Claim Form (ICF). Once an applicant has been approved for California supplier status they no longer need to submit the Request for California Supplier Status.

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