Distributed Electricity Backup Assets (DEBA) Program Guidelines, First Edition (Assembly Bill 205, 2022)
October 23, 2023
Renewable Energy (300)
Distributed Electricity Backup Assets Program
Hudson Spivey, Ashley Emery, Erik Lyon, O’Shea Bennett, Pamela Doughman
Created by Assembly Bill (AB) 205 (Ting, Chapter 61, Statutes of 2022) as part of the Strategic Reliability Reserve, the Distributed Electricity Backup Assets (DEBA) Program offers incentives for building cleaner and more efficient distributed energy assets. These distributed energy assets will serve as on-call emergency supply or load reduction for the state’s electrical grid during extreme events. These program guidelines for the DEBA Program establish the rules for the program, including eligibility requirements, participation process, and incentive structure.