creates an average billing amount, based on usage, to eliminate high winter and summer bills by spreading the cost over 12 months, making your energy bill budgeting more predictable. For Pioneer customers, this is available only for PG&E charges.
The California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE)
provides electricity rate reductions based on a customer’s income or if enrolled in public assistance.
The Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA)
provides electricity rate reductions based upon income and the number of individuals in a home, for households of more than three people. The income levels eligible are higher than those for CARE.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
provides income-qualified households with financial assistance with the goal of meeting immediate heating or cooling needs. Crisis assistance can include one-time financial assistance for disconnection notices or potentially life-threatening situations like the replacement of a combustible appliance, and other energy support programs.
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