Qualify for a monthly energy bill discount

Approximately 300,000 customers, like Gerald and Reyana, are receiving a monthly energy bill discount. It only takes a few minutes to complete our online enrollment form to find out if you're eligible for a monthly bill discount. You might qualify for free energy-efficient home improvements too.   

  • If you are a submetered customer or just started service with us in the past 30 days go here.

If you qualify you will be enrolled in one of the following energy bill discount programs:

  • Customers enrolled in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program receive at least a 20% discount on their bill every month. CARE customers also receive a lower rate for their electricity use. In order to qualify, your household’s income cannot exceed the total household income levels designated for the CARE Program. If you or a member of your household meets the CARE guidelines and participates in certain public assistance programs, you may simply indicate which program(s) during the enrollment process.
  • Customers enrolled in the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program are billed at a lower rate for electricity within certain levels of usage. The FERA Program is only open to households with three (3) or more. Your total household income must be within the income range listed for the FERA Programs.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility is based on your household size and yearly income or by your household participation in certain public assistance programs.

Public assistance programs that qualify

You may qualify based on you or a member of your household’s participation in one or more of the following programs:

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal  (Under 65)
  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal (Over 65)
  • Medi-Cal for Families A & B
  • CalFresh (Food Stamps) SNAP
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF

Income levels that qualify

You may qualify based on household size and total current household income*=Total income of all persons living in your house, condo, apartment or mobile home.

Number in Household

Total Annual Household Income
CARE Program FERA Program



Not eligible



$39,581 - $49,475



$47,701 - $59,625



$55,821 - $69,775



$63,941 - $79,925



$72,061 - $90,075



$80,181 - $100,225

Effective June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015

  • The SDG&E bill must be in your name and the address must be your primary residence.
  • You must notify SDG&E if you no longer qualify.
  • You may not be claimed on another person’s income tax return other than your spouse.
  • Your total current household income (all income of all persons living in your home) — before deductions — is no more than the income level listed and you may be asked to verify your income.
  • You must renew your application when requested.

* Total household income is all taxable and non-taxable revenues, from all household members, from whatever sources derived, including but not limited to: wages, salaries, interest, dividends, spousal and child support payments; public assistance payments, Social Security and pensions, rental income, income from self-employment, and all employment-related non-cash income.

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