Biomethane Monetary Incentive Program

In 2015, pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision 15-06-029, the CPUC adopted the biomethane interconnector monetary incentive program2. The objective of the program is to encourage the development of biomethane projects that are interconnected to the utilities’ gas pipeline systems. The initial incentive program contributed up to 50 percent of the interconnection costs, with a cap of $1.5 million per project. The statewide funding for the monetary incentive program is capped at $40 million.
 
On September 24, 2016, the interconnector monetary incentive program was modified when Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2313 into law.  The senate bill increased the maximum funding for this incentive program to up to $3 million per project. This bill also allows for dairy cluster projects, defined as three or more dairies in close proximity, to include gathering line costs as a qualifying interconnection expense, and increases the maximum incentive for these projects to $5 million per project.
 
The monetary incentive is available to eligible Biomethane Interconnectors until December 31, 2021, or until the program has exhausted its $40 million cap.  The program is described in detail in SoCalGas’ Rule 39 Section A.3.a.
 
SoCalGas® can help you navigate the qualification and application process for this incentive. For more information, please contact marketdevelopment@semprautilities.com.
 
 
1Provided for information purposes only. There are numerous qualified non-utility providers of products and services needed for construction and operation of biogas conditioning and upgrading facilities, but SoCalGas does not recommend or endorse the products or services of any particular party listed herein, or represent that the particular products or services are fit for any particular purpose or use. By publishing this list, SoCalGas is not acting in an advisory capacity, and does not assume any responsibility for use of the list by customers. Although commercially reasonable efforts are used in posting this list, no representation is made that it is complete or free from error. Related information is posted at socalgas.com. To be added to the list, please send an e-mail to marketdevelopment@semprautilities.com. Vendors are listed alphabetically and the order of listing implies no preference.
 
2This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Program funds, including any funds utilized for rebates or incentives, will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until such funds are no longer available. This program may be modified or terminated without prior notice
 
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