Pacific Power - Blue Sky Community Project Funds

May 19, 2020


Note: This program has an annual window during which time it will accept applications. See website above for information about its most recent funding round.  

Pacific Power's Blue Sky program is a voluntary program for customers to support renewable energy. A portion of the voluntary payments through the program is used to fund new community-based renewable energy projects within Pacific Power's service territory.

Eligible renewable energy resources include wind, solar PV, geothermal, low-impact hydropower, pipeline or irrigation canal hydropower, wave or tidal energy, and low-emissions biomass. Projects must be grid connected, less than 10 MW, locally owned, and non-residential. 

Funding awards are made annually. Projects are evaluated based on project feasibility, costs, financing, additionality, community benefit, and recognition of the Blue Sky program. Total funding varies and the funding allocated to individual projects depends on the number of other applications and how well the project meets the program's criteria. Application timelines and materials are available on the program website. Projects that have received funding through other Pacific Power programs, such as the California Solar Incentive Program, are not eligible to receive a Blue Sky grant. Applicants are encouraged to seek cost-share funding or in-kind donations from other sources to strengthen the application.

Applicants must enroll as a Blue Sky Business Partner upon receiving a funding agreement. Award recipients will need to submit quarterly progress reports during project construction and a final report upon project completion. 

Renewable energy certificates associated with the project will be awarded to Pacific Power in proportion to the funding provided by the Blue Sky program. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Pacific Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Tidal
  • Wave
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: 100% of capital cost
Equipment Requirements: Project must be equipped with electronic monitoring system to collect energy production data


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Tidal, Wave, Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of 100.00 % of cost


Name: Blue Sky Program
Organization: Pacific Power
Phone: (800) 769-3717

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.