CA Climate Credit to Offset SDG&E Customers’ Gas & Electric Bills by as much as $137 in April

CA Climate Credit to Offset SDG&E Customers’ Gas & Electric Bills by as much as $137 in April

Residential customers will receive the first two installments of bill credits this month; electric and gas bill credits total more than $200 per household for 2024 

San Diego Gas & Electric residential customers will get a break on their energy bill, thanks to the California Climate Credit program administered by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the state’s effort to fight climate change. In April, residential electric customers will see a $78.22 credit on their statement. Those customers with natural gas will also receive a $58.98 credit on the same statement. Billing cycles vary for customers, so not everyone will see the bill credit at the same time in April.  

This October, SDG&E residential customers who have electric service will see a second credit applied to their billing statement. The three credit installments total over $200 in bill credits in 2024.   

“We appreciate working collaboratively with the California Public Utilities Commission to distribute the Climate Credit and offer some financial relief to our customers,” said SDG&E Vice President of Customer Services Dana Golan. “Anyone struggling to pay their bill is encouraged to reach out to us. We’re here to help connect them with financial assistance programs.” 

The California Climate Credit is part of the Golden State’s efforts to fight climate change. This credit comes from the state’s Cap-and-Trade Program, which requires power plants, fuel providers, and large industrial facilities that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution allowances.  

The credits are typically distributed twice a year, and they represent customers’ share of the benefits from the state’s Cap-and-Trade program and provide consumers with an increased opportunity to invest in energy-saving products during the transition to a low-carbon future. 

There is no action required to receive the credit. All gas and electricity customers, including community choice aggregation customers and master-metered customers, will automatically receive the credit in their upcoming billing cycles. SDG&E will also alert customers to the climate credit via email.    

Assistance Programs  

Customers who are struggling to pay their SDG&E bill are encouraged to visit to explore all of the resources available to them – bill discounts, debt relief payment arrangements and no-cost energy efficiency upgrades that can help lower their bill long-term.