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.

Certification Application

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.