California CARE program

Save energy and money through monthly bill discounts and free weatherization services. To qualify, residential customers have to meet the following annual gross income guidelines.

Household income is your income as of today (after loss of employment). Even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may still qualify.

Number in household

Yearly income at
or below















*For each additional person add:


20 percent monthly bill discount

Income-qualifying residential customers can receive a 20 percent discount on Pacific Power bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program. The program was established in 1989 by the California legislature. CARE is funded through a surcharge on non-CARE customers' monthly bills, as required by the commission. Simply complete the CARE enrollment form and we’ll let you know if you’re eligible.

Residential customers

If you meet these guidelines, please apply for CARE:

CARE Print Application Form

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Tenants of sub-metered residential facilities

Landlords on a master meter account can fill out an application for CARE or call toll free at 1-888-221-7070 and landlords who are billed under Schedule DS-8 can calculate their tenants' bill using our simple calculator.

Tenants of Sub-Metered Facilities – CARE Application Form

Qualified nonprofit group living facilities

Group living facilities, homeless shelters, hospices and women's shelters may qualify for CARE if the facility is federally tax exempt and all of the facility occupants meet the income requirements. See application for specific eligibility criteria.

Qualified Nonprofit Group Living Facilities – CARE Application Form

Qualified agricultural employee housing facilities

Migrant farm worker housing centers and other agricultural employee housing facilities may qualify for CARE if all of the residents meet income guidelines. See application for specific eligibility criteria.

Qualified Agricultural Employee Housing – CARE Application Form

Energy Savings Assistance Programs

Pacific Power partners with local agencies to provide free weatherization services to income-qualifying homeowners and renters living in single-family homes, mobile homes or apartments. Find resources for your area