Lower your bill with the California Alternate Rates for Energy Program

Qualified households receive deep discounts on their energy bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program.

Already enrolled in the CARE/FERA program?

Renew now if you’ve received a renewal request. You may also renew if you’re within 90 days of the date your current enrollment expires.

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Learn about the CARE Program

PG&E knows that it can be difficult to cover all of your expenses each month. The CARE Program offers a minimum 20 percent discount on gas and electric rates.

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Find out whether you’re eligible

CARE eligibility is based on public assistance program participation or based on the number of individuals in your household and total gross household income.

Number of persons in household  Total gross annual household income*


$32,920 or less


$41,560 or less


$50,200 or less


$58,840 or less


$67,480 or less


$76,120 or less


$84,760 or less


$93,400 or less


$102,040 or less

Each additional person, add


*Before taxes based on current income sources.
Table data applies to residential, single-family customers. It is valid through May 31, 2019.

CARE is also available to the following customers:

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Apply Online

It only takes a few minutes to fill out the online application. No proof of income is necessary, and your answers are confidential. Submit your application online:

You can also apply through mail. Visit CARE By Mail Residential Single Family.

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Start saving

When your application is approved, you’ll begin receiving your monthly discount within two billing cycles.