Generator Assistance Program

CARE and FERA Enrolled Customers — save $450 on a new generator or $150 on a new portable power station.

The 2022 Generator Assistance Program is now closed for new rebate requests. Qualified customers will receive an email or letter in the mail in mid-2023 once the program relaunches. Please ensure your contact information is up to date by logging into
My Account or calling 1-800-411-7343.

Generator Assistance

Help Available for Qualified Customers

One of our last-resort measures to protect against wildfires is a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). To help prepare you and your family for a possible PSPS, SDG&E is offering rebates on select generators and portable power stations purchased from Lowe’s and Home Depot.

  • A reliable fuel generator will keep your household ready for any power outages, while a portable power station will provide backup power to household electrical devices or small appliances.
  • Qualified CARE / FERA enrolled customers can save $450 on fuel generators and $150 on portable power stations through either:
    • A post-purchase rebate application, in which customers purchase from a list of qualified models and then submit an online application for a rebate check by mail (click here for more information); OR
    • An instant rebate coupon, which provides an instant discount at the point of purchase (continue reading below for more information).

Eligibility for this Instant Rebate Offer

  • You must be a current SDG&E customer who is also enrolled in CARE or FERA.
  • You must reside in a High Fire Threat District (HFTD) Tier 2 or 3 and have experienced one or more Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in 2019 through 2021.
  • This offer is limited to one fuel generator and one portable power station per household.
    • Please note: Eligible fuel generators must be listed as California CARB compliant, have a CO (carbon monoxide) sensor, and have a CO (carbon monoxide) shut off feature. Fuel generators without these specifications and/or features will not be eligible for a rebate.
  • If you have already received a rebate in a previous program year, you are not eligible to receive an additional rebate through this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about these rebates. 

You can still receive a rebate of $300 on select fuel generators or $100 on select portable power stations through the post-purchase rebate application. Visit our post-purchase rebate application page to view the requirements, steps, and qualified product lists.


Qualifying customers must meet all requirements listed in the “Eligibility for this Instant Rebate Offer” section above. All qualifying customers will be sent an email or letter with an explanation of how to apply for a rebate.

Each qualifying household is eligible to receive one fuel generator rebate and one portable power station rebate (unless you have already received a rebate for that product).

Please visit our Electric Generator Safety page to learn more about usage and safety for generators and portable power stations.

More Information

For additional questions about this instant rebate offer, email us at [email protected].

For more information on wildfire safety and preparedness, visit our Wildfire Safety page.