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California Public Utilities Commission

California Public Utilities Commission

  • California Public Utilities Commission: Are you intersected in particular topic, industry, utility of proceeding that the CPUC oversees? Sign up for the Subscription Service  to be notified via email of new document postings related to formal proceedings, voting meeting materials, and press release. To sign up, visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/subscription
  • California Lifeline: The California LifeLine Program provides discounted home telephone services to consumers with limited income. For more information visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/LifeLine
  • CalPhoneInfo: To learn more about buying wireless service, understanding your phone bill, and taking charge of your telephone service, visit www.CalPhoneInfo.com
  • Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP): For individuals with certified hearing, vision, movement, cognitive, and speech difficulties, visit www.ddtp.org
  • California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE): The CARE program provides a 20 percent discount on monthly gas and electric bill for customers with limited income. For information about eligibility, contact Southern California Edison at (800) 655-4555 and Southern California Gas Company at (877) 238-0092.
  • Energy Savings Assistance Program: The Energy Assistance Program provides no-cost weatherization services to consumers who meet the CARE income limits. For information about eligibility, contact Southern California Edison at (800) 655-4555 and Southern California Gas Company at (877) 238-0092.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): California’s Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) administers federal low income home energy assistance, energy crisis intervention and low income weatherization programs known as LIHEAP. These programs are funded by federal grants to provide services to help qualifying customers pay their energy bills. Contact CSD at (800) 433-4327 for info.
  • Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA): Families with household income slightly exceeding the CARE program may qualify for FEERA. For information about eligibility, contact Southern California Edison at (800) 655-4555 and Southern California Gas Company at (877) 238-0092.
  • Medical Baseline: Consumers on Medical Baseline are billed for natural gas and electricity use at their utility company’s lowest residential rate. This program is for consumers who rely on life support equipment, or those ha have life threatening illnesses or compromised immune systems-it is not income based. For information about eligibility, contact Southern California Edison at (800) 655-4555 and Southern California Gas Company at (877) 238-0092.
  • Water Programs: The CPUC regulates privately owned water companies, which may provided speciricd asssitanc eprograms that are unique to each company’s service territory and have varying income limits. For information on eligibility requirements and water companies offering such programs, visit http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/nexus_calculator/