• Energy: Consumer Information Center

    The CPUC regulates privately-owned electric and gas utilities, and promotes programs to help consumers improve their energy efficiency and lower their energy bills.

    Save Money with Discounted Rates and Payment Plans

    Depending on your household income, you may qualify for discounted gas and electric services.  Please review the information pages listed below to see if you qualify for our low income programs.  If you do, contact your utility to sign up! 

    For information on additional programs that provide help to low income consumers, please see Low income and assistance programs.

     
    Save Money with Improved Energy Efficiency

    You can also lower your monthly energy bills by improving your household energy efficiency.  For the services below, you can contact your utility for more information or to sign up.

    • Reduce your energy usage:  The Energy Savings Assistance Program helps consumers with limited household income reduce their monthly energy bills by providing attic insulation, energy efficient appliances, and other home improvements, at no cost.
    • Rebates:  Most energy utilities offer rebates to consumers who purchase energy-efficient appliances.  Before you buy an appliance, call your utility to learn what rebates are available.
    • Free Appliances: Most energy utilities offer free energy efficient appliances to consumers with limited household income.
    • Solar:  California provides cash incentives for energy consumers who “Go Solar.”  For more information, you can check out the statewide solar information website Go Solar California or contact the Solar Incentive Program Administrator for your utility:
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    The CPUC regulates services and utilities, protects consumers, safeguards the environment, and assures Californians' access to safe and reliable utility infrastructure and services. Find out more about our work on our main website.

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    I Need Help with My Utilities

    The CPUC’s Consumer Affairs Branch (CAB) helps consumers understand utility bills and service as well as helps consumers resolve disputes with their energy, water, and telecommunications utilities.

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    Programs for Consumer

    There are many state and federal programs designed to help you manage your utility bills. These programs are...

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  • Visit the CPUC Main Site

    The CPUC regulates services and utilities, protects consumers, safeguards the environment, and assures Californians' access to safe and reliable utility infrastructure and services. Find out more about our work on our main website.

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