Short-term relief will be given in April to CARE, FERA residents
REDWOOD CITY, CA – March, 27, 2020 – Peninsula Clean Energy’s Board of Directors Thursday unanimously approved granting a $100 credit to provide relief to low-income customers.
The one-time on-bill credit will automatically be applied in April for roughly 30,000 San Mateo County customers who were covered under California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) rate plans as of March 20.
“With many of our customers facing shuttered workplaces and heightened anxiety about paying their bills, we hope this can provide some support during this difficult time,” Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Jan Pepper said.
“In these unprecedented times, this credit will help those most at risk of losing their paychecks and financial stability, particularly our most vulnerable low-wage earners,” East Palo Alto Vice-Mayor Carlos Romero said.
“This credit is a welcome respite for many hardworking men and women of South San Francisco who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and its impact on our economy,” South San Francisco Councilmember Flor Nicolas said.
“With this credit, Peninsula Clean Energy helps those most vulnerable during these unbelievably difficult times,” San Bruno Councilmember Marty Medina said.
Customers already on the CARE or FERA rate plans as of March 20 do not need to take any action to receive the automatic bill credit. Those interested in qualifying for CARE’s monthly discount of at least 20 percent on gas and electricity or FERA’s monthly discount of 18 percent on electricity can learn more and apply on PG&E’s website.
About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy launched in October 2016 as California’s fifth CCA and is the official local electricity provider for all of San Mateo County. Peninsula Clean Energy has the goal of providing 100 percent greenhouse gas-free power by 2021 and estimates that its lower rates are already saving its 290,000 San Mateo County customers an estimated $18 million a year compared to PG&E. Find out more at peninsulacleanenergy.com.