The "Self Generation Incentive Program" (SGIP) is funded by utility ratepayers across the state, and is intended to support incentives for distributed generation projects that will reduce air pollution and reduce demand on the grid. In recent years, SGIP funds have gone disproportionately to dirty natural gas fuel cells made by a particular company. It's time to reform SGIP! Commissioner Picker has made a proposal that would take a step in this direction. Attend the CPUC meeting and speak up in favor of SGIP reform!
Possible talking points:
-I want to thank President Picker for proposing to reform SGIP. The rest of the Commission should vote to enact these reforms.
-SGIP is vital for California’s clean energy future. The program’s money, if used well, can help battery storage get the vital runway it needs to become a mass consumer product.
-The reforms go a long way in terms of fixing many problems with SGIP. The program has the potential to do great things for our state, but it should not be supporting fossil fueled technologies, especially natural gas, especially in the wake of the horrible gas leak at Porter Ranch.
-Battery storage is vital to get us to a clean energy future and SGIP is the best way for the state to incentivize the wide adoption of this technology.
-Fossil fuels should not be funded by California ratepayers. It is contrary to the spirit of the state, as well as the law. Clean energy should be broadly available to all Californians and batteries, if supported by SGIP, can make clean energy like solar even more powerful.
The SGIP proposal is item 6, on the consent agenda. (R12-11-005).
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