For households with three or more persons, this program provides a discount on electricity costs once your energy usage reaches certain levels.
Currently, residential electricity is measured in five levels or tiers. The FERA program becomes active each month once your electricity use reaches the third tier. The electricity you use in tier three will be billed at the lower tier two rate, a savings of about 2 cents a kilowatt hour. The FERA discount does not apply to energy consumption within tiers four and five.
The income guidelines below are established annually by the California Public Utilities Commission.
FERA Guidelines below are effective June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017
You may already qualify if you receive benefits from any of the following programs:
- TANF (AFDC)
- Food Stamps
- Healthy Families Category A & B
- NSL Free Lunch Program
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
Available through PG&E, SDG&E and Edison. Call your company directly.
PG&E: 1-800-2273 (1-800-743-52273)
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