Export Power

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:


Federal and State Regulations

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:

  • Safety—All electrical generating systems are potentially dangerous if they are not operated properly. If your system connects to PG&E's electric grid, safeguards for protecting you, our personnel, other customers and the general public must be in place.
  • Reliability—PG&E is dedicated to providing reliable power to our customers. If a fault or trip occurs on your generation system, PG&E must be able to isolate the problem to ensure that we are able to continue to provide reliable service to our other customers.

PG&E is Here to Help

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: wholesalegen@pge.com.

If you have concerns with your interconnection project and are unable to resolve it with your Interconnection Manager, please reach out to PG&E's appointed Rule 21 Ombudsman, Brian Kirchner at (559) 347-5131 or via email at Rule21Ombudsman@pge.com. Mr. Kirchner is available to assist with resolving interconnection complaints. For general inquiries about the interconnection process, please reach out to PG&E's Solar Service Center at 1-877-743-4112.

 
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