CARE

CARE/FERA Discount on your PG&E bill

Our intake staff is trained to help you apply for the CARE/FERA discount on your PG&E bill. Call our Utility Assistance department at 209-723-4565 (option 1-1) to apply or check eligibility. For online information regarding this discount, refer to our Energy Education page (link to 5.3.4 Energy Education).

  • CARE – California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) is a discount rate program offered by PG&E which gives eligible low-income households a 20% discount on their energy bill.
  • FERA – Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) provides savings on electric bills for low-to middle-income households with three or more persons.
  • Eligibility Guidelines – Household Gross Annual Income must fall within certain ranges, based on the number of people living in the home:

 

CARE

Household Size

Gross Annual Income

1

Up to $22,340

2

Up to $30,260

3

Up to $38,180

4

Up to $46,100

5

Up to $54,020

6

Up to $61,940

FERA

Household Size

Gross Annual Income

1

Not Eligible

2

Not Eligible

3

$38,181 - $47,725

4

$46,101 - $57,625

5

$54,021 - $67,525

6

$61,941 - $77,425

 

*Before taxes based on current income sources Effective June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013