Wholesale Generators are customers who generate and sell unused power to the wholesale market through Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) distribution or transmission network. Below, you will find an outline of the interconnection process and necessary studies, which will allow you to connect and sell your project's power to the grid.
Wholesale Generation Interconnection project types include:
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are the agencies that provide regulation for energy markets. No matter what your interconnection voltage or method of selling power, you will need an interconnection agreement (IA) with PG&E to meet regulations set forth by these agencies. The reasons for this are:
PG&E's Electric Generation Interconnection (EGI) team offers guidance and education about the interconnection process to customers, contractors, developers and local governments. We are here to help you manage the process in order to ensure a safe, reliable interconnection to the PG&E electrical system.
Questions about wholesale generation? Email PG&E at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general inquiries about the interconnection process and timing, please reach out to PG&E's Solar Service Center at 1-877-743-4112. The Solar Service Center can assist with all general questions.
If you have complaints about your interconnection project and are unable to resolve it with your Interconnection Manager, you can reach out to PG&E's appointed Rule 21 Ombudsman, Brian Kirchner at (559) 347-5131 or via email at Rule21Ombudsman@pge.com.