City of Davis - Green Power Purchasing (California)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California

Name Davis - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables Approximately 1,600,000 to 2,000,000 kWh per year

Source PVUSA in Davis

Date added to DSIRE 2004-08-12
Last DSIRE Review 2008-09-25

References DSIRE[1]


In September 2002, California State Senate Bill 1038 was passed allowing the City of Davis to purchase power generated from the photovoltaics at the Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications (PVUSA) site in Davis. The energy generated at the site will not only be used by the city, but will be treated as a credit toward Davis's PG&E bill for city-owned and operated facilities. Under the legislation, no energy produced at the site will be sold; instead, the city of Davis will use 100 percent of the power. As of 2003 there were approximately 800 kW of PV on the site with plans to increase the amount of PV over time. PVUSA was built by PG&E in the late 80s and has been used for a variety of research and testing over the years under a variety of owners. The City of Davis currently owns the facility, but leases it to others to operate.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: CA PUC §2826.5

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Bob Weir
Department City of Davis
Division Public Works
Address 1717 Fifth Street

Place Davis, California
Zip/Postal Code 95616
Phone (530) 757-5686


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"