Moving you through renewable energy project compliance

What is SURGE?

The Solar-Utilities Reporting, Guidance, and Education (SURGE) initiative is directed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to develop a system to collect copies of certified payroll records from renewable electrical generation facilities and any associated battery storage projects. In addition, SURGE is responsible for providing outreach and education to contractors and other stakeholders on the certified payroll process and submission.

The SURGE Compliance Portal

The SURGE Compliance Portal is the official system for gathering and storing certified payroll records with prevailing wages from all qualified renewable energy projects. Contractors are required to submit certified payroll records on a biannual basis on July 1st and December 31st. SURGE is flexible and allows contractors to submit payroll records biannually, quarterly, or monthly.

Click the following link to view the SURGE Compliance Portal.

Outreach and Education

SURGE is dedicated to providing guidance to contractors and other stakeholders to smoothly navigate and meet compliance requirements. SURGE offers educational materials, interactive workshops, informative webinars, and much more to help this effort. Additionally, strong partnerships with industry associations and utilities are vital to ensuring SURGE is successful in its outreach and education endeavor. 


to Equity

SURGE is committed to providing equitable access to information to all contractors and stakeholders to ensure compliance with reporting prevailing wages on qualified renewable energy projects. SURGE will deploy equitable outreach and education strategies that include the following: 

  • Diverse Communication Channels
  • Multilingual Resources
  • Flexible Workshops and Webinars
  • Continuous Improvement
SURGE aims to provide information that truly resonates with and includes all those involved in renewable energy projects. 

Partnerships and Collaborations

To ensure the successful implementation of requirements, SURGE actively engages industry stakeholders, including various solar and energy associations across the state. Through these partnerships, stakeholders will stay informed about crucial updates, upcoming training, and other program information, providing valuable resources for their members and attracting new participants.

If you are interested in partnering or collaborating with SURGE, please contact [email protected].



SURGE takes the following steps to engage with these industry partners:

Identify Key Stakeholders.

Identify Key Stakeholders. Identify and prioritize industry partners who are directly relevant to the goals and objectives of SURGE.

Conduct Outreach & Introduction.

Initiate outreach to potential industry partners through various communication channels such as emails, phone calls, or in-person meetings.

Collaborate and Plan.

Collaborate with industry partners to develop joint plans and strategies for outreach and education.

Maintain Ongoing Communication.

Establish and maintain ongoing communication channels with industry partners. Keep them informed about SURGE updates, milestones, and any relevant industry developments. Actively seek their input, feedback, and suggestions to ensure a mutually beneficial and sustained partnership.