Reduce your energy bill through the FERA Program

To qualify for FERA:

  • 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 to which the discount applies.
  • Another person (besides your spouse) can’t claim you as a dependent on an income tax return.
  • You must 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.
  • After you enroll, we may select you for income verification. You must provide proof of qualifying household income to remain on the program.
  • You must renew your eligibility every two years.


Qualifying for FERA based on household income

Add all household members' incomes from all eligible sources for your total gross annual household income. The total combined gross annual household income must be at or below the amounts shown in the following table.


COVID-19 NOTE: Household income is calculated as your income as of the date you apply. Your income eligibility is based on current earnings of all persons living in your household going forward. It is not based on your past income, so if you have had a change in circumstances such as job loss or decreased wages, you may now qualify.

Number of persons in householdTotal Gross Annual Household Income*

1-2

Not eligible

3

$43,441 to $54,300

4

$52,401 to $65,500

5

$61,361 to $76,700

6

$70,321 to $87,900

7

$79,281 to $99,100

8

$88,241 to $110,300

9

$97,201 to $121,500

10

$106,161 to $132,700

Each additional person, add

$8,960 to $11,200

*Before taxes based on current income sources. Valid through May 31, 2021. 


Household income includes all taxable and nontaxable revenues from all people living in the home. It includes, but is not limited to the following sources:

 

  • Wages
  • Salaries
  • Interest and dividends
  • Spousal and child support payments
  • Public assistance payments
  • Social Security and pensions
  • Housing and military subsidies
  • Rental income
  • Self-employment income
  • All employment-related, non-cash income