Policy Updates

By Adam Gerza
on 10/25/2019
  • energy storage
  • SGIP budget
  • storage incentives
  • wildfires
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently finalized a decision , which set new rules for the SGIP Equity and Equity Resiliency budget. These two set-aside programs within the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provide lucrative incentives for energy storage projects for low-income customers (Equity Budget) and for projects that provide ... read more...
By Erin Christensen
on 10/15/2019
  • PG&E
  • TOU rates
  • utility rates
Pacific Gas & Electric is the last of the three main California investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to implement rate changes that are a result of their 2017-2019 General Rate Case (GRC). Every three years the IOUs are required to submit a formal proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) addressing ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 7/8/2019
  • ITC step down
  • solar incentives
  • solar ITC
The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has unquestionably been the most important federal policy mechanism to incentivize renewable energy projects in the US over the last decade and a half. The ITC was originally established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. “Since the ITC was enacted the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000%” according the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 2/11/2019
A big win for energy storage developers in California. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a decision that will allow customers with energy storage systems to receive credits for any excess energy that is sent back to the grid. In the past, only excess energy produced by solar ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 12/6/2018
  • California solar
  • solar contracts
  • solar energy systems
Beginning on January 1, 2019 all residential solar contracts in California must present a one-page cover sheet to customers when selling a solar system. AB 1070 passed last year and is in response to complaints from solar customers and in turn will make things simple and understandable to consumers. This ... read more...