Monthly discount on energy bills for income-qualified households.
At PG&E, we understand these are challenging economic times. With PG&E's Breathe Easy Solutions™, we'll help you manage your energy costs—which can be helpful when there is an unexpected change in your financial situation. Together, we can find solutions.
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program provides a monthly discount on electric bills for income-qualified households. Learn more or download the CARE application.
Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program provides a monthly discount on the electric bills for income-qualified households of three or more. Learn more or download FERA application.
We understand these are difficult financial times, and service disconnection is not an action we take lightly. It is a last resort taken only after all other alternatives have been explored. Please call us at 1-800-743-5000 if you are having difficulty paying your bill.
We’re here 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to help.
What’s changing:Most customers will no longer receive a separate 15-day paper notice when their account is past due and subject to disconnection. Instead, customers will receive an alert printed directly on the following month’s energy statement.
We offer several convenient ways for customers to pay their bills in person or online, including options to pay using credit/debit cards, cash, check or money order. Please visit www.pge.com/waystopay for more information.
PG&E offers a number of financial assistance programs to help customers who have difficulties paying their bill including:
Conserving gas this winter may have really paid off.
Thanks so much if you participated in Winter Gas Savings this past December and January. By making small changes, you may have conserved gas and earned a bonus credit. Check the “Gas Account Detail” section of your bill to see if you qualified for a credit.
This is the last year for Winter Gas Savings. Stay tuned for bigger and better energy- saving programs and initiatives from PG&E.
PG&E does not own, maintain or inspect the gas lines beyond the meter. Customers* are responsible for maintaining any customer-owned piping on their property from the meter to the house or business. Customer-owned piping should be periodically inspected for leaks and if it’s metallic, for corrosion.
A licensed plumber or qualified contractor can locate, inspect and repair buried piping on your property. If corrosion or a dangerous condition is discovered, piping should be immediately repaired.
Damage from excavation is the most common cause of pipeline accidents. Always be sure to call Underground Service Alert (USA) at 811 at least two working days before you dig—even in your own yard—to have underground lines located and marked.USA is a free service that will notify underground utility operators in the areas of your planned work. PG&E will then locate and mark our underground gas and electric facilities. Customer-owned pipelines are typically not located by calling 811. Contact a plumber or licensed contractor to have customer-owned pipelines located before digging. Respect the marks and dig with care using hand-digging methods.
If you have questions about gas pipeline safety, please call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.*“Customer” refers to the owner of the gas piping system served by PG&E. This may be either the property owner or another party who owns the gas piping.
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