Be a Power Pro

Summer pricing is here, and when you use energy matters. Using less energy from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. is good for the environment (and your budget). We’ve put together tips, resources and programs to help you manage your energy usage & bill. Together, we can make a difference for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. Business customers, click here.

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Energy Management Tools

My Energy Charts

Taking control of your energy bill has never been more convenient. Sign into My Account for easy-to-use features that help you track your energy use and predict your bill.

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Energy Alerts

Stay informed on your energy use and avoid surprises on your bill.
Log into My Account to sign up for notifications, set payment reminders and more.

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Maximize Time-of-Use to Work for You and the Environment  

Did you know that the demand for energy is usually higher between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.? 

If you’re on a Time-of-Use pricing plan (which most customers are), you can save money by shifting your energy use outside these on-peak hours – and save even more by taking advantage of the lowest-priced electricity during super off-peak hours.

If you aren’t on a Time-of-Use pricing plan, shift your energy use outside of 4-9 p.m. to make use of cleaner, renewable energy sources when they are more available to the grid.

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Delay Chores

Utilize the delay start button on your dishwasher and washing machine, if you can.

Charge While You Sleep

Before you sleep, plug in your devices so they can recharge during super off-peak hours.

Set a Timer

Schedule your pool and spa pumps to run during super off-peak hours.

Energy Management Programs

When you sign up for the energy management programs we offer, you can save energy and earn rewards.

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Smart Thermostat Program

When you register for the Smart Thermostat program, you can get a $50 incentive on up to two thermostats.

Sign up now for Smart Thermostat

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Power Saver Rewards

Get paid for lowering your energy use. You’ll help the energy grid and benefit the environment too.

Learn more about Power Saver Rewards

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Statewide Flex Alerts

Help prevent rotating power outages this summer by creating a plan on how you’ll conserve energy when needed.

Sign up for Flex Alert notifications

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Golden State Rebates

Qualifying customers can receive rebates toward the purchase of energy-efficient products for the home.

Learn more about rebates

Billing Tips

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Enroll in Level Pay

Automatically even out your energy bill from month to month to help you budget more easily and make your bills more predictable.

Learn more about Level Pay

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Understand Your Bill

Review highlighted features on a sample SDG&E and CCA bill to help you better understand your bill and manage your energy use.

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Check Your Pricing Plan Options

Being on the right energy plan for your lifestyle can add up to real savings on your bill, especially if you can shift your energy use.

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Stay Cool While Keeping Energy Costs Down

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Shift Your Use

When possible, use heat-generating appliances, such as washers, dryers and dishwashers, in the morning or at night. On a Time-of-Use plan, save on your bill by shifting outside the on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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Cool Down with a Fan

Use ceiling and tabletop fans to cool off, and leave the thermostat at a higher temperature. Turn fans off when you leave a room as fans cool people, not rooms.

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Block the Sun

During the heat of the day, cover windows to block the sun’s heat. If you can, open windows at night and in the early morning to let in cool air.

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Use Small Appliances

Instead of the oven, use small appliances such as a microwave, toaster oven or slow cooker. They use less energy and won’t add much heat to your home.

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Power Down

 Switch off your electronic devices, such as computers and coffee pots, when not in use. Keep in mind, electronics in standby mode still draw power. Use a power strip to power down devices and appliances at one time. 

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Precool Your Home before 4 p.m.

Take advantage of lower priced energy by setting your A/C between 68⁰ and 74⁰ F before 4 p.m. During on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., adjust your thermostat to 78⁰, health permitting.

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Check Your Filter

Check your A/C’s filter every one to two months, and keep your clothes dryer vents and lint filters clean. Dirty filters cause your system to work harder, which wastes energy.

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Take Advantage of Super Off-Peak Hours

On our most popular Time-of-Use pricing plan, TOU-DR1, energy is priced lowest during the super off-peak hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and before 2 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

More Energy-Saving Tips

See more tips to save energy.

3 Ways to Cut Your Natural Gas Bill 

Avoid Opening Oven

Avoid Opening the Oven

Every time the door of an oven is opened, more natural gas is used to replace the heat lost.

No Heat Recipes

Enjoy No-Heat Recipes 

Try no-heat meals, such as chicken or tuna salads, wraps, subs or cheese boards. There are even no-bake dessert recipes.

Give Your Dryer Time Off

Give Your Dryer Time off 

Consider outdoor line-drying on sunny, breezy days to save natural gas.

Assistance Programs

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CARE and FERA are two programs we offer that can provide you with a monthly discount on your bill. 


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Energy Savings Assistance Program

With our Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program, CARE and FERA customers may be eligible to receive low- or no-cost products and installation .


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Debt Forgiveness (AMP)

Debt forgiveness is available to CARE & FERA customers through our Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) Plan.