PG&E’s CARE Program – California Alternate Rates for Energy Program: A monthly discount of 20% or more on gas and electricity. Participants qualify through income guidelines or if enrolled in certain public assistance programs.
PG&E’s REACH Program – Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help: Receive a one-time energy credit for up to $300 through the Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) Program. This program helps you pay for energy when a sudden hardship occurs. PG&E sponsors REACH and The Salvation Army runs the program from 170 offices in northern and central California.
PG&E’s FERA Program – Family Electric Rate Assistance Program: A monthly discount of 18% on electricity only. Must be a household with three or more people. Participants qualify through income guidelines.
PG&E’s Budget Billing: With Budget Billing, you can average out your energy costs for more manageable monthly payments. PG&E averages your annual energy costs over the last 12 months to determine a monthly payment amount, then they adjust your monthly amount once every 4 months if your actual energy usage has significantly changed. This amount may go up or down. If your energy usage changes significantly from season to season, this programs helps so that you won’t see big spikes on your bills.
Spectrum’s Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP): LiHEAP is a federally-funded program to help low-income households pay their energy bills. Federal HEAP funds are for households with low incomes and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old. Low income households may also be eligible to receive free energy efficiency measures, such as attic insulation, door weather stripping, or faucet aerators, minor home repairs such as door or glass replacement, and other measures such as compact fluorescent bulbs, efficient refrigerators, and ceiling fans.