Distributed Generation Program
This page reviewed June 19, 2015
On November 15, 2001, the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) adopted a regulation that established a distributed generation (DG) certification program as required by Senate Bill 1298 (chaptered September 2000). The DG certification program requires manufacturers of electrical generation technologies that are exempt from district permit requirements to certify their technologies to specific emission standards before they can be sold in California. These technologies include microturbines and fuel cells. Amendments to the Distributed Generation Certification regulation were adopted by the Board on October 19, 2006, and became effective on September 7, 2007.
If you are a manufacturer of a permit-exempt electrical generation technology and are interested in DG certification, please contact Keith Roderick at (916) 327-7838 or for DG Certification application froms, please click below.
- DG Certification Regulation - The current applicable DG emission standards can be found in Section 94203; Table 2 for Fossil Fuel Standards and Table 3 for Waste Gas Standards
- DG certification application form
- DG certification evaluation tool (used by staff to verify emissions data)