Microgrid Incentive Program

In January 2021, the Commission authorized the Microgrid Incentive Program, with a $200 million budget, to fund clean energy microgrids to support the critical needs of vulnerable communities impacted by grid outages and to test new technologies or regulatory approaches to inform future action.  

On April 6, 2023, the Commission approved rules for the MIP for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).  It allocates $79.2 million for PG&E, $83.3 million for SCE, and $17.5 million for SDG&E. Projects selected under the MIP can receive up to $15 million in award funding. 


  • April 14, 2023 – Commission Decision approving the MIP Implementation Plan issued
  • Early October 2023 – Within 180 days upon issuance of the decision, the utilities shall make available the Microgrid Incentive Program Handbook.
  • Early July 2024 – The first MIP application window opens no later than nine (9) months after the publication of the MIP Handbook.
Assistance Program Type
Renewable Energy & Storage
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