Self-Generation Incentive Program

Find out how you may be able to benefit from the Self-Generation Incentive Program.

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter. Qualifying technologies include wind turbines, waste heat-to-power technologies, pressure reduction turbines, internal combustion engines, microturbines, natural gas turbines, fuel cells and advanced energy storage systems. Learn more about the SGIP  in general, or follow the links to explore specific resources and recent developments.

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Technologies and 2016 Rates

The SGIP provides incentives for reliable, permanent and safe systems that are professionally installed and that comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. Eligible technologies are grouped into three incentive levels shown below:

Technology Type Incentive ($/W)
Renewable and Waste Energy Capture  
Wind Turbine $1.07
Waste Heat-to-Power $1.07

Pressure Reduction Turbine

Non-renewable Conventional CHP  
Internal Combustion Engine — CHP $0.44
Microturbine — CHP $0.44
Natural Gas Turbine — CHP $0.44
Emerging Technologies  
Advanced Energy Storage $1.46
Biogas $1.46
Fuel Cell — CHP or Electric Only $1.65

Available Budget

Per Decision (D).15-12-027,  Program Administrators will accept new applications for incentives until 50% of their 2016 SGIP program funds are reserved and will not disburse additional funds authorized for program year 2016, until further ordered by the Commission. 

The budget is divided into two categories: Renewable and emerging technologies (RN/ET), and Non-Renewable (NR) fueled Conventional CHP projects. RN/ET projects receive 75 percent of the funding budget and 25 percent is dedicated to the NR fueled conventional CHP project category. For information on available funding click here*.