Power Outage Readiness
Here are some resources we put together that you may find useful:
If you are senior, disabled, if you would be in a vulnerable position without electricity (CPAP, motorized scooter, etc) there are ways you can prepare and get extra help during an outage.
The CFILC (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers) has partnered with PG&E. Disability Disaster Access & Resources program gives extra assistance to those who need it during PSPS events.
-Eligibility is not based on income and is determined case by case.
-They provide assistance with Motel/Hotel placement, food assistance, transportation support & portable backup batteries.
Currently they are only assisting w/ PSPS outages, but hopefully they will be able to assist w/ all types in the future.
Medical Baseline Program
A program through PG&E that gives you:
- A lower rate on your monthly energy bill
- Extra notifications in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff
Due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements and changing medical practitioner priorities, PG&E customers can now self-certify their eligibility to enroll in the Medical Baseline Program, meaning no physicians signature needed.
The CFILC also helps with enrolling in this program.
Keep your contact information up to date so you can receive alerts from our utility provider.
If you would like to purchase a whole house battery backup system, we are able to offer SGIP rebate to help with cost of your battery system. Keep in mind that these are rebates, so you have to pay full amount up front. We have several financing options as well.