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California Discounted Utilities: CARE/FERA Programs

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The CARE/FERA Programs are two discounts on energy bills for income qualified households.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE): CARE offers around a 30% monthly bill discount. Qualification is based on participation in certain public assistance programs or by income guidelines.

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA): If you're not eligible for CARE, you may qualify for an 18% monthly electric bill discount through FERA. FERA is only open to households with three or more people. Qualification is based on income guidelines.

To request an application form and more information, please contact your utility company or check out their websites for more information. Here are some of the major utility company's CARE/FERA information:
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

  • Southern California Edison
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