• Although, 2021 saw declines across most sectors, including small residential storage, the state did increase its small residential storage capacity by 8 percent compared to 2019 (65,128 versus 60,057 kilowatt-hours two years prior). There was also growth in other smaller programs between 2020 and 2021, including the Residential Equity program (40 kilowatt-hours in 2020 and 67 in 2021) and the San Joaquin Valley Residential Program (79 kilowatt-hours in 2020 and 607 in 2021).
  • The 2022-23 state budget includes $900 million in 2023-24 to expand the Self-Generation Incentive Program administered by CPUC. Seventy percent of these incentives are mandated to go to low-income residents, and the remainder is intended to backfill demand in non-profit commercial and governmental areas.149

149 Residential Solar and Storage Project. “The 2022-23 California Spending Plan: Resources and Environmental Protection.” Legislative Analyst’s Office, October 10, 2022. Available at: https://lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/4633