A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy in hydrogen into electricity through an electrochemical reaction.
Energy storage systems convert electricity into another form of stored energy and then convert it back to useful energy at a later time in the form of electricity or thermal energy.
When airflow passes through the blades of a wind turbine, the kinetic energy of the wind turns into mechanical energy as the blades turn a shaft that powers an electric generator, creating electricity.
Gas turbines draw in and compress air that is mixed with a steady stream of fuel. The fuel and air mixture is burned to produce hot gas that enters and expands over the turbine’s rotors-making them spin.

Self-Generation and Energy Storage for Your Home or Business

Reduce your energy costs and emissions with on-site power

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) offers financial incentives for the installation of clean and efficient energy technologies. The technology that is right for you depends on your unique load profile and energy objectives. Identify the technology that fits your needs, connect with a project developer and request your SGIP rebate.

About SGIP

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is a ratepayer-funded rebate program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission and available to retail electric and gas customers of the four California investor-owned utilities (Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric). CSE is the program administrator for SDG&E's service territory.

The SGIP plays a critical role in the deployment of distributed generation projects and the reduction of on-site electric demand and greenhouse gas emissions. In San Diego, CSE provides technical and financial assistance to prospective and current program participants interested in energy storage, wind, waste energy recovery, pressure reduction turbines, fuel cells and combined heat and power technologies.

  SGIP Background and History