We are all doing our part by staying at home. That means household energy use has likely increased, which could mean a rise in energy bills. Here are some simple tips and easy-to-use resources to help us all save energy and money during this difficult time.
Stay Well and Keep it Golden.
Saving Energy While Staying Inside
Try these tips to help avoid an increase in your energy bills.
Using a fan can help you stay cool while saving energy.
Make sure to unplug unused devices or turn off power strips when not in use.
Keep the heat out by simply closing your shades.
If you have a dishwasher, be sure to wait until it’s full to run it.
Turn down the brightness on your screens and use eco-friendly modes when possible.
Put your computer in sleep mode or shut it down when not in use.
Frequently Asked Questions
For a list of consumer protection provisions enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in California, click here. For frequently asked questions and answers, see below
With so many people at home during the day, will we experience blackouts because of high intensity energy usage in the state?
It isn’t likely that California will experience blackouts. Due to pandemic planning efforts, California’s utilities have undergone drills to ensure they can keep the electricity and gas running in the event of crises like this. It is always important that we work together and use energy efficiently.
These actions will help you to use energy more efficiently, which may help you to reduce your overall electricity and heating/cooling costs. For more information on billing impacts, please contact your local energy provider (or use the energy provider finder below).
Please visit your specific utility’s webpage for more specific information about protections and benefits available to you (or use the energy provider finder below). The electric and natural gas investor owned utilities, CCAs and publicly owned utilities are offering customers the opportunity to create flexible payment plans if financial hardship is a challenge.
You may qualify for existing bill support programs based on your income or if you have a qualifying medical condition. Please reach out to your utility provider directly (or use the energy provider finder below) to learn about your payment options.
All electric and natural gas investor owned utilities, CCAs and publicly owned utilities are suspending service disconnections due to non-payment for residential customers until further notice. Please visit your specific utility’s webpage (or use the energy provider finder below) for more specific information about protections and benefits available to you.
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