Local Government

City of Palo Alto Utilities - PV Partners

Note: Funds for residential and large commercial rebates have been fully reserved. Rebates are no longer available for residential systems or large commercial systems.  The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) PV Partners Program offers incentives to customers that install qualifying PV systems. The program, which has a budget of approximately $13 million over 10 years, is divided into 10 steps (residential incentives have 12 steps), each funded at $1.3 million. Incentive levels as of 3/11/2016 are described below. For current levels, consult the program web site above.

Self-Generation Incentive Program - Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Note: Decision 17-04-017, approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in April 2017, made several changes to this program. Notably, the decision increases the annual budget for years 2017 - 2019 to $166 million. 85% of the additional funding will go to incentives for energy storage, with the remaining 15% going to renewable generation projects. Of the 85%, 10% will be for residential projects less than or equal to 10 kW, and 90% will be for projects greater than 10 kW.

Self-Generation Incentive Program - Combined Heat & Power

Note: Decision 17-04-017, approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in April 2017, made several changes to this program. Notably, the decision increases the annual budget for years 2017 - 2019 to $166 million. 85% of the additional funding will go to incentives for energy storage, with the remaining 15% going to renewable generation projects. Of the 85%, 10% will be for residential projects less than or equal to 10 kW, and 90% will be for projects greater than 10 kW.

Self-Generation Incentive Program - Wind (All), Wind (Small)

Note: Decision 17-04-017, approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in April 2017, made several changes to this program. Notably, the decision increases the annual budget for years 2017 - 2019 to $166 million. 85% of the additional funding will go to incentives for energy storage, with the remaining 15% going to renewable generation projects. Of the 85%, 10% will be for residential projects less than or equal to 10 kW, and 90% will be for projects greater than 10 kW.

Self-Generation Incentive Program

Note: Decision 17-04-017, approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in April 2017, made several changes to this program. Notably, the decision increases the annual budget for years 2017 - 2019 to $166 million. 85% of the additional funding will go to incentives for energy storage, with the remaining 15% going to renewable generation projects. Of the 85%, 10% will be for residential projects less than or equal to 10 kW, and 90% will be for projects greater than 10 kW.