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COM/MP1/jt2 Date of Issuance 11/24/2008
Decision 08-11-044 November 21, 2008
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Policies, Procedures and Rules for the California Solar Initiative, the Self-Generation Incentive Program and Other Distributed Generation Issues.
(Filed March 13, 2008)
DECISION ADDRESSING ELIGIBLE TECHNOLOGIES UNDER THE SELF-GENERATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM (SGIP) AND MODIFYING THE PROCESS FOR EVALUATING SGIP PROGRAM CHANGE REQUESTS
This decision addresses several requests to modify the self-generation incentive program (SGIP), and revises the process for evaluating future SGIP program modification requests. The SGIP provides financial incentives for qualified self-generation equipment, which, when installed on the customer's side of the utility meter, provides electricity for either a portion or all of that customer's onsite electric load. This decision provides that advanced energy storage systems that meet certain technical parameters and are coupled with eligible SGIP technologies, currently wind and fuel cell technologies, will receive an incentive of $2 per watt of installed capacity. Appendix A to this decision outlines the revised process for the review of the SGIP program modification requests.