We keep it simple.

We are here to help you understand the SGIP application process.
Below, you will see each step of the application process — including
what you will need to do at each step.

Get pre-approved as a developer.

We encourage all our partner installers in California to register as pre-approved SGIP developers. To make that happen, you will need to download the application form and follow these steps:

 

1. Fill in form with details.

  • Affiliation details

  • Basic company info

  • Tick activities of your company in the form

 

2. Add the following documents for your company.

  • Articles of incorporation

  • Certificate of incorporation

  • Company’s operations agreement

  • Recent financial statement

 

3. Email all these documents to: SGIPGroup@sce.com

For more details on SGIP developer process please visit the SGIP website

Confirm which budget you qualify for.

Since the state has different budgets for incentives based on your income and locale, you will first need to confirm whether you qualify for the equity and equity resiliency incentive, or the regular residential incentive. To do that, you will need to check your local census data for median income in your area, whether you live in defined high fire threat zone, or you are a medical baseline customer, or a customer that has notified their utility of severe illness or condition that could become life-threatening if electricity is disconnected, or rely on electric pump wells for water supplies. We recommend you check and confirm with your Enphase solar installer for this


  • If you are eligible for the equity budget, you can get up to $850 per kWh of energy storage installed. For equity resiliency, the value goes up to $1000 per kWh.

  • If you are not eligible for these budgets, the General market storage budget will be applicable to you:

The regular small residential budget for energy storage systems with less than 10kW power output (this budget will provide you $200 per kWh of energy storage installed in the latest step-6 of the budget)..

The large-scale storage budget for energy storage systems with greater than 10kW power output (this budget will provide you $250 per kWh of energy storage installed in the latest step-3 of the budget)

For detailed eligibility criteria for the budgets refer to the CPUC website.

Process for equity and equity
resiliency budget.

Below you will see each step that you have to take, as well as what the SGIP program administrator will need to do. To get started, you need to register on the SGIP application website— then follow the steps below. You will get a personal application code and regular updates from the SGIP program administrator on your application status. We have pre-filled the PMP template form with details of Encharge and Ensemble required for the SGIP application, you just need to enter the personal details.


 

Applicant task

Register with online details here.

Fill and upload these documents:

Applicant task

Upload the utility electricity bill and contract details.

Applicant task

Upload document of proof of income for the equity budget eligibility.

Program administrator task

Program administrator issues confirmation of SGIP registration.

Applicant task

Complete the energy storage installation with your installer.

Applicant task

Fill the cost sheets and affidavit with installer and upload as part of incentive claim form (ICF).

Program administrator task

After inspection PA issues final confirmation letter and incentive payment.

Process for regular SGIP small residential and large scale storage budget.

To get the regular SGIP small residential budget, follow the steps below.


 

Applicant task

Register with online details here.

Fill and upload these documents:

Applicant task

Upload the utility electricity bill and contract details (and Green button data for large scale storage application only).

Program administrator task

Complete the energy storage installation with your installer.

Applicant task

Complete the energy storage installation with your installer.

Applicant task

Fill the cost sheets and affidavit with installer and upload as part of incentive claim form (ICF).

Program administrator task

After inspection PA issues final confirmation letter and incentive payment.