Cutting costs and improving operational efficiencies
- Working to keep future bill impacts at or below assumed inflation (2 to 4 percent)
- Generating more than $970 million by selling licensing agreements to wireless providers to attach equipment to transmission towers
- Moving powerlines underground to reduce recurring maintenance costs
- Pursuing federal funding to offset costs of making the energy system safer and more climate resilient
- Saving $4.9 billion by streamlining how we plan our work and resources and renegotiating older contracts
Helping you manage your energy use and costs
We are determined to help you save money on your bill no matter your income level.
We provide resources, tools and rebates to make sure you are on the best rate for your household, and to help you lower your energy usage and monthly bill:
- Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) offers one time energy credit financial assistance to qualified customers with past due bills.
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers up to $1,000 to pay eligible household energy costs.
- Arrearage Management Program (AMP) offers up to $8,000 in unpaid balance forgiveness, if a customer is enrolled in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program, owes a specific bill amount and is more than 90 days past due.
We have given credits totaling $548 million to 654,000 customers from the state’s California Arrearage Payment Program. This helped to lower past-due balances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also forgiven nearly $175 million of consumer debt from past due bills, allowing customers a fresh start after hard times.
Working with our partners on ways to lower energy costs, like:
- Requesting federal funds to help with some of the costs of making our infrastructure more climate resilient.
- Advocating with our regulator and state lawmakers to make energy bills more predictable, simplified, and affordable.