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 recertify 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.
Size of HouseholdGross Annual Income*
1-2 Not Eligible
3 $39,061 – $48,825
4 $47,101 – $58,875
5 $55,141 – $68,925
6 $63,181 – $78,975
7 $71,221 – $89,025
8 $79,261 – $99,075
Each Additional Person Add $8,040 – $10,050

* Before taxes based on current income sources.
Effective June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014.

A household's income includes all revenues, from all household members, from whatever source derived, whether taxable or nontaxable, including, but not limited to:

  • Pensions
  • Social Security
  • SSP or SSDI
  • Interests/Dividends from Savings, Stocks, Bonds or Retirement Accounts
  • Wages and/or Profits from Self-Employment
  • Rental or Royalty Income
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Disability or Workers Compensation Payments
  • Scholarships, Grants or Other Aid for Living Expenses
  • Insurance or Legal Settlements
  • Spousal or Child Support
  • Cash and/or Other Income
  • CalWORKs (TANF)
  • CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)