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Climate Credit

The “California Climate Credit” is an electric and natural gas credit given to Californian residents to help California fight climate change. These credits are from a state program that requires power plants, natural gas distributors and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits. The credits represent residential utility ratepayers’ share of the payments from the state’s program. The credit program was created by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which also oversees the program’s implementation.

Currently, all residential and eligible small business electricity customers of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Pacific Power and Liberty Utilities receive the electric credit, as do all Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) customers. Natural gas residential customers of PG&E, SoCalGas, SDG&E and Southwest Gas receive the natural gas credit. No customer action is needed in order to receive the credits-they are automatically applied to their bills. The credit amounts vary among utilities and CCAs and from year to year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the CPUC has modified the Climate Credit disbursement schedule for residential electric customers to mitigate potential bill increases that may result from increased home electric used during this stay at home order. The CPUC Climate Credit decision will not change the total amount of the 2020 Climate Credit. The Fall 2020 credit for PG&E and SCE is advanced to and split in May and June. For further information about the Climate Credit and for updated credits amounts, go to https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/climatecredit/

If you’re not sure whether you’re receiving the climate credit the first thing to do is contact your utility or CCA, the same as you would do with any billing questions. Your utility or CCA can answer questions about individual accounts.

Click here to see the chart with more information on when and how much credit you’ll receive from your electric or natural gas provider.

2020 Climate Credit Amounts Calendar
Provider April May June July Aug Sept Oct
Pacific Gas & Electric
(PG&E)
Electric
$35.73
Gas
$27.18
Electric
$17.87
Electric
$17.87




Southern California
Edison (SCE)
Electric
$37.00
Electric
$18.50
Electric
$18.50




SoCalGas Gas
$26.15






San Diego Gas &
Electric (SDG&E)
Gas
$21.11



Electric
$32.28
Electric
$32.28

Southwest Gas Gas
$26.54






Liberty Utilities Electric
$29.46





Electric
$29.46
Pacific Power Electric
$159.67





Electric
$159.67
Provider Phone Numbers
Liberty Utilities *

1-800-782-2506

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

1-800-411-7343

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Residential 1-800-743-5000

Business  1-800-468-4743

SoCalGas

1-800-427-2200

Southwest Gas*

1-877-860-6020

Southern California Edison (SCE)

1-800-655-4555

Pacific Power *

Residential 1-888-221-7070

Business 1-866-870-3419

More information on the California Public Utilities Commission website

California Climate Credit: click here

* Liberty Utilities, Pacific Power, and Southwest Gas are participating in the California Climate Credit program; however, they are not involved with the Energy Upgrade California Program. Please contact your local utility regarding incentives, rebates, and other programs.