San Diego Gas & Electric is relaxing the shut-off rules for customers who have been hit my financial & economical woes. SDG&E recently announced that it will be allowing those in the San Diego community to have from three months to up to one year to catch up on paying their past due utilities bills.
The state regulated public utilities is making it easier if a family has a financial hardships for the families if their utilities have been turned off to be turned back on. It also said that before cutting power to people with disabilities or from whom losing power would create a health & safety risk the utility must send a bill collector in person. A key provision prevents utilities from demanding cash deposits from people who are behind on their bills. San Diego Gas & Electric meanwhile has the lowest disconnection rate among the big utilities. Help is a available through United Way. Low-income customers, including people on unemployment can sign up for lower rates & assistance in making their homes and apartments energy efficient.
To sign up for CARE go to sdge.com/care or call 877-646-5525.