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CARE—California Alternate Rates for Energy

The CARE program provides a 20% discount on monthly gas & electric bills for qualifying households. Qualifications are based on the number of people living in your home and your

SDG&E: Energy Team

The Energy Team program provides free energy-saving home improvements such as new energy-efficient appliances and other measures to those with limited incomes and seniors who meet specific income guidelines. Customers

SDG&E: Neighbor-to-Neighbor

The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund provides for a one-time assistance of up to $200 on a customer’s winter bill. The one-time bill-payment assistance is available to eligible customers on a first-come, first-served

SCE: Energy Management Assistance (EMA)

This program helps income-qualified households conserve energy and reduce their electricity costs.  SCE pays all the costs of purchasing and installing energy-efficient appliances and equipment, which are free to eligible

SCE: Energy Assistance Fund (EAF)

The Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) is an assistance program designed to help SCE customers in need to pay their electric bills. A maximum of $100 is available to qualified customers

Back-Billing by PG&E—There are Limits!

Slammed by an unexpected huge electric bill? It could be a billing error, and electric companies can only bill residential customers for a period of three months. Dear Consumer Advisor,

Is Big Brother Watching Your Refrigerator?

Is Big Brother in your new Smart Meter? Dear Consumer Advisor, Since my smart meter was put in I’ve got the uncomfortable feeling that big brother is watching me. The