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Understanding California’s New Self-Generation Incentive Program
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)
CleanTech OC is proud to present the second program in its CleanTech Business Development Series: "Understanding California’s New Self-Generation Incentive Program." This “lunch and learn” panel discussion will feature leading officials from the regulatory and business community.
- Billy Gamboa, California Center for Sustainable Energy
- Tracy Reid, FuelCell Energy
- Neal Reardon, California Public Utilities Commission
- Mike Levin, FlexEnergy
CleanTech OC members may attend free of charge, and non-members may take advantage of a limited number of Early Bird passes at $20 per person. A light lunch will be provided.
What is the Self-Generation Incentive Program?
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently adopted changes to the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) that enable customers to deploy certain distributed generation technologies at a discounted rate. The intent of the program is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector, reduce peak demand, ensure deployment of clean energy solutions throughout California, and improve electric system reliability. For example, SGIP can lower the project cost for a distributed power generation system that converts natural gas or biogas into clean energy and heat for on-site use, achieving higher energy efficiency with lower emissions.
Most commercial, industrial, local, state, or federal facilities with a natural gas or methane source and a need for continuous heat and power, as well as certain wind and energy storage customers. This can include locations such as wastewater treatment plants, dairy farms, food and agricultural operations, and other locations that operate biomass digesters or have usable biogas. Customers can qualify for financial incentives up to 60% of the overall project cost.