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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.

Rebuilding Together Sacramento

Rebuilding Together Sacramento offers a variety of programs at no cost to low-income homeowners who live in Sacramento County.  Below is a description of Home Improvement programs, as well as the application to submit for a program. 

Safe at Home Program. This program offers minor modifications and repairs that improve accessibility and safety within the home. 

Home Energy Conservation Program. This program provides minor energy conservation measures that will help lower a homeowner's utility bill by as much as 10-20%.  Minor modifications include weather stripping, caulking, LED light bulbs, etc.
To qualify, you must be the homeowner, be low-income and submit and application with income verification.  The application is available at www.rebuildingtogethersacramento.org or by calling (916) 455-1880.  

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.

Rate Assistance Program from Regional San

The Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program is available to City of Citrus Heights residents from Regional San. This program provided eligible low-income Regional San customers a savings to their conveyance and treatment portion of their sewer bill.  To learn more about this program, call 916-875-5500 or visit regionalsan.com.


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.
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.Financial assistance