Home Energy Assistance

California Public Utilities Commission Consumer Help Desk
Visit the California Public Utilities Commission Consumer Help Desk for general information on energy rates, energy-savings tips, and discount programs.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households control their energy bills through:
  • Financial assistance  
  • Free weatherization services
  • Payments for weather-related or energy-related emergencies
Community Resource Project
The Community Resource Project assists low-income households with weatherization and other ways of making homes more energy efficient. Utility companies also offer discount programs for low-income households.

Universal Lifeline Telephone Service
Universal Lifeline Telephone Service (ULTS) is a program for low-income customers that offers basic service at a discounted price.

California Alternate Rates for Energy Program

PG&E's  CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Program provides a 20% discount on monthly Pacific Gas and Electric Company bills.

Energy Assistance Program Rate
SMUD's Energy Assistance Program Rate (EAPR) provides a 30% discount on 1st-tier energy usage. EAPR customers also receive a $1.50 reduction on the $5 monthly customer charge that is designed to recover a portion of fixed costs.

SMUD's Medical Equipment Discount
SMUD's Medical Equipment Discount rate could save you up to 30% on a portion of your monthly residential bill if you or a full-time resident of your household requires an electrically-powered device for medical reasons.

Most utility companies also have programs that will help with paying your utility bills. You can also contact InfoLine Sacramento for information about energy crisis intervention programs.

Energy Rebates
Flex Your Power is California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign. Initiated in 2001, Flex Your Power is a partnership of California's utilities, residents, businesses, institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations working to save energy.

Enter your information below to find energy efficiency rebates, incentives, and services you may be eligible for.