Important Information: Medical Baseline Program and CARE CCA customers
Starting on Jan. 1, 2019, Medical Baseline and CARE customers have a new charge on their energy bill due to a regulatory change, adopted July 2018, by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This charge is called the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) and it covers the cost of energy purchased on behalf of customers prior to their switch to a Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA).
There is no change to your Medical Baseline allowance and/or your CARE discount.
If you participate in CARE, Medical Baseline (or both programs) please select the drop-down below that best describes your situation:
On January 1, 2019 you’ll continue to receive your CARE discount. However, as required by the CPUC decision, you will begin paying the PCIA. This means that your bill will look a little different because there will be a new line item for the PCIA.
On January 1, 2019 you’ll continue to receive your Medical Baseline program allocation. Please make sure that your Medical Baseline application is updated with your current equipment needs to make sure you receive the maximum allowance for your medical equipment needs.
However, as required by the CPUC decision, you will start to pay the PCIA. This means that your bill will look a little different because there will be a new line item for the PCIA.
On January 1, 2019 you’ll continue to receive your CARE discount and Medical Baseline Program allocation. Please make sure that your Medical Baseline application is updated with your current equipment needs to make sure you receive the maximum allowance.
As required by the CPUC decision, you will begin paying the PCIA. This means that your bill will look a little different because there is a new line item for the PCIA.
On June 1, 2018, the City of Solana Beach became a CCA under the name of Solana Energy Alliance. Solana Energy Alliance purchases and/or generates electricity for residents and businesses located in Solana Beach.
SDG&E continues to transmit and distribute electricity and deliver safe and reliable electric service to your home. In addition, we continue to provide billing, metering, collection and customer services for all Solana Energy Alliance participants.
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