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Westhaven Enrolls in Pilot with PG&E to Expedite Home Battery Storage Projects

Sep 21, 2020 5:20:18 PM / by Elise Vue


Westhaven Power today has enrolled into Incentive Advance Pilot Agreement with PG&E, and is effective upon customer and the company’s signature, and PG&E’s issuance of a Confirmed Reservation Letter for the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Project. This agreement provides financial assistance to eligible customers, who depend on electricity for medical purposes or with lower incomes, and live in a high-fire threat area or have experienced two or more power safety shutdowns, and want to install home battery storage systems through the statewide Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). 


Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on July 16, 2020, PG&E Equity Resiliency Budget is $270.8 million. Once funds are fully allocated  fully, customer applications will be placed on a waitlist. Westhaven Power may continue to collect the Pilot Application Agreement for customers that are on the waitlist, until application comes off the waitlist and the Reservation Request Form confirmation is issued. 


Through the program, Westhaven Power works with customers to obtain financial incentives for customers installing new, qualifying equipment for generating and storing energy for their homes. Westhaven Power will be able to confirm the customer’s eligibility and approval to have 100 percent of the costs covered before installation begins. Prior to this new incentive, regular customers had to cover costs upfront before applying for the SGIP and receive the rebate once the project is complete. Now through this Pilot, Westhaven Power will be able to accelerate the process, install systems faster and prepare homeowners for power outages such as a Public Power Safety Shutoffs (PSPS) event.


To qualify for the pilot, residential customers need to:

Be on the Medical Baseline Program; and/or


Live in a tier 2 or 3 High-Fire Threat District as defined by the CPUC and found at https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/firemap/; or

Have notified PG&E of a medical condition that could be life-threatening if power is lost; and/or

Had their power turned off for safety as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event two or more times.

Be income-qualified customers who live in low-income residential housing as explained at pge.com/sgipeligible.


For this program, the home battery must be connected to PG&E's electric grid and charged from the grid or the customer's rooftop solar system, if they have one. The SGIP program does not require solar installation to be eligible. A home battery can extend a customer's home power for several hours or, if paired with solar, up to several days depending on the battery system size and the customer's critical energy needs.

We are now accepting SGIP applications on a first-come, first-serve basis, and already have customers in the process. For more information, learn more at westhavenpower.com/sgip

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Elise Vue

Written by Elise Vue