As part of California's efforts to fight climate change, the State requires power plants and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits. The California Climate Credit is your share of payments from the State's program. To learn more about the credit, visit the California Public Utilities Commission California Climate Credit page.
The California Climate Credit is applied twice per year to residential customers’ electric bills, and once per year to residential customers’ gas bills. Customers receiving both electric and gas service will receive both credits. Typically, the electric credit is applied each April and October, and the gas credit is applied each April. In 2020, the electric credit that is typically applied in October will instead be split in half, with one half distributed in May and the other half in June.
NOTE: Some customers, such as those with auto-pay, may see an outstanding balance in the amount of the credit in their online account. No action is required and the issue will be resolved in the next billing period.
ENERGY STATEMENT, PAGE 1: The California Climate Credit amount is 1) listed below Your Account Summary and 2) briefly described under Important Messages. NOTE: If you're a CARE customer or if your bill includes a High Usage Surcharge, you’ll find your Credit amount on page 4 of your statement.
ENERGY STATEMENT, PAGE 3: A second message regarding the California Climate Credit can be found 3) under Additional Messages.
ENERGY STATEMENT, PAGE 4: If you’re a CARE customer or if your bill includes a High Usage Surcharge, find your California Climate Credit amount 4) under "Adjustments" on page 4 of your statement.