Does your bill include a California Climate Credit?


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.


Residential customers


  • Residential customers receive the electric California Climate Credit on their electric bill two times per year—in April and October.
  • Residential customers also receive the natural gas California Climate Credit on their gas bill once per year in April.

Small Business customers


  • Starting in October 2022, eligible small business customers will receive the electric California Climate Credit on their electric bill.
  • An eligible small business is defined by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as any non-residential customer on a general service or agricultural rate, whose usage doesn't exceed 20 kilowatts in more than three months out of the previous 12-month period.

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.