For questions, contact Senior Information & Assistance at 707-468-5132 (or 1-800-510-2020 within Lake and Mendocino Counties) or email us at IASpecialist@hotmail.com.
City of Ukiah Utilities Dept.
300 Seminary Ave., PO Box 2860, Ukiah
Programs to reduce the energy costs of customers within Ukiah city limits. See www.cityofukiah.com and link to “Utilities” for information and applications.
· C.A.R.E.S. Discounts
Monthly credit is applied towards electric charges on City utility bill. $40, $30, or $20 per month for eligible senior (62+) households; $30, $20, or $10 per month for non-senior. Must meet low-income requirements. Customers may call the Salvation Army office at 468-9577 to get pre-qualified.
· Medical Baseline & Life Support
Increased baseline allowance for customers who use life support equipment in the home. Doctor verification of condition and equipment required. Call Utilities Dept. for application.
City of Ukiah Utilities, Energy Efficiency Dept.
Energy Efficiency Rebates, 5734 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin
Energy Services provides rebate programs for City of Ukiah electric customers to help offset the costs of installing energy-efficient equipment. Call above number or browse www.cityofukiah.com/utility-services/ and link to “Rebates” for information and applications.
377 E. San Francisco Ave., Willits
Provides no cost solar power for those with limited or fixed incomes while providing hands-on installation experience for job seekers and community volunteers. See www.gridalternatives.org.
North Coast Energy Services, Inc.
966-B Mazzoni St., Ste. 3B, PO Box 413, Ukiah
800-233-4480 or 463-0303
Administers programs to offset the costs of heating/cooling the dwellings of low-income customers. Call for application; may also download application or apply online at www.northcoastenergyservices.com/.
· Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)
Provides emergency assistance with utility costs once per program-year; provides assistance with heating and/or cooling emergencies.
· Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Provides once-per-program-year financial assistance to eligible households to offset the utility costs of heating and/or cooling.
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
· PG&E Medical Baseline & Life Support
Provides additional quantities of energy at the lowest (baseline) price to residential customers with certain medical conditions. Eligibility: PG&E customers dependent on life-support equipment in the home and those with certain conditions with special heating/cooling needs. Call PG&E for application or download from website.
· PG&E California Alternate Rates for Energy (C.A.R.E.)
Discount of 20% on monthly bill for low-income PG&E customers. Call for application or visit website for income eligibility and application. Recertification required every two years.
· PG&E Relief
One-time energy credit up to $300 for low-income eligible PGE customers whose services have been shut off or who have received a shut-off notice. This program may assist once within a 12-month period. Past-due amount cannot exceed $300, and application process must be done in-person at North Coast Energy Services. Call 463-0303 for more information.
· PG&E Energy Savings Assistance Program
Toll-Free Smarter Energy Line
Provides qualified low-income customers free weatherization measures and energy-efficient appliances to reduce gas and electricity usage. (Also offers retail rebates on clothes washers, refrigerators, and water heaters.) Eligibility: PG&E customer, must meet household income limitations and have not participated in the weatherization program since 2012. Visit website for more program details. See www.pge.com/en_US/residential/save-energy-money/savings-programs/savings-programs-overview/savings-programs-overview.page.
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP)
PO Box 1030, Santa Rosa