Program Guidelines

  • The PG&E bill must be in your name. (For sub-metered tenants, the energy bill from your landlord must be in your name.)
  • You must live at the address where the discount will be received.
  • You may not be claimed as a dependent on another person's income tax return other than your spouse.
  • You may not share an energy meter with another home.
  • You must account for all sources of qualifying household income and meet the program income guidelines.
  • You must notify PG&E if your household no longer qualifies for the FERA discount.
  • Following enrollment, you may be selected for income verification and must provide proof of qualifying household income in order to remain on the program.
  • You are required to renew your eligibility every two years.
Combine all household members' incomes from all eligible sources (see list below table) to get your total gross annual household income. To qualify, the total combined gross annual income (based on the number of household members) must be at or below the amount shown in the table.
Number of Persons in HouseholdTotal Gross Annual Household Income*
1-2 Not Eligible
3 $40,321 - $50,400
4 $48,601 - $60,750
5 $56,881 - $71,100
6 $65,161 - $81,450
7 $73,461 - $91,825
8 $81,781 - $102,225
9 $90,101 - $112,625
10 $98,421 - $123,025
Each additional person, add $8,320 - $10,400
*Before taxes based on current income sources.
Note: Valid through May 31, 2017.

Total gross annual household income includes all taxable and nontaxable revenues from all people living in the home, 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, housing and military subsidies, rental income, income from self-employment and all employment-related, non-cash income.