Usually, these credits are distributed twice a year, in April and October. Most residents receive a natural gas credit in April, and electric credits in April and October. For 2020, in order to mitigate the effects of increased residential electric bills that were likely to result due to the Governor's March 19, 2020 stay-at-home order and provide residential customers increased opportunity to invest in energy-savings products, CPUC directed most electric utilities to advance the distribution of the October credit.  In 2021, CPUC returned the distribution of the electric residential California Climate Credit to the standard twice-annual April and October schedule.

2022 Residential California Climate Credit Schedules – Electric & Natural Gas

2022 Electric California Climate Credit Schedule

 

April May June July Aug Sept Oct
PG&E $39.30           $39.30
SCE $59.00

$59.00
SDG&E $64.17 $64.17 
Bear Valley $47.08           $47.08
Liberty* $29.96           $29.96
Pacific Power
$132.85           $132.85

*As the 2022 amount is unapproved as of 4/1/22, Liberty will continue to distribute the 2021 approved California Climate Credit amount of $29.96 until a new amount is approved.

Past Electric California Climate Credits

Values rounded to the nearest dollar.

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

 2020  2021

Total Value Received Per Household 2014-2021

PG&E

$30

$25

$28

$17

$39

$28

 $36  $17

$449

SCE

$40

$29

$38

$31

$36

$33

 $37  $29

$546

SDG&E

$36

$30*

$17

$30

$34

$31

 $32  $35

$491

Liberty Utilities

$42

$35

$27

$23

$29

$46

 $34  $30

$529

Pacific Power

$194

$141

$143

$107

$127

$160

 $167*  $97

$2,256

Bear Valley**                  **Not distributed until 2022.

*April and October credit amounts differed.

Residential Natural Gas California Climate Credit

The 2022 Natural Gas California Climate Credit is distributed in April.

2018

2019

2020

 2021  2022

Total Value Received Per Household 2018-2022

PG&E

$30

$25

$27

 $25  $47.83

$154

SDG&E

*

$34

$21

 $18  $43.06

$116

Southwest Gas

$22

$25

$27

 $28  $49.44

$150

SoCalGas

*

$50

$26

 $22  $44.17

$142

Prior-Year rounded to the nearest dollar.

*These utilities issued the 2018 credit with the 2019 credit in April 2019.

The 2018 PG&E and SoCalGas credits also include any 2015-2017 allowance proceeds that exceeded compliance costs over the same period.  Since Southwest Gas and SDG&E did not have net proceeds exceed net compliance costs for this period, these utilities had no net proceeds to roll forward into 2018.  PG&E's 2018 credit reflected proceeds accrued over the 2015-2018 period.  As SoCalGas postponed the return of the 2018 credit until 2019, SoCalGas's 2019 credit was composed of proceeds accrued over the 2015-2019 period

California Climate Credit