How a lot cash will you get again to cowl excessive SoCalGas payments?

Whereas Southern California Fuel Co. prospects can be paying 68% much less for pure fuel this month than in January, costs are nonetheless nicely above their ranges from final 12 months.

Aid could also be on the way in which earlier than anticipated: The California Public Utilities Fee will meet Thursday to contemplate whether or not to speed up funds of the California Local weather Credit score.

The credit score was put in place to offset greater power prices for shoppers attributable to a cap-and-trade program by which the California Air Sources Board sells carbon air pollution permits to industrial greenhouse fuel emitters.

The funds, which generally occur in April and October, could also be moved as much as February. They’re designed to cowl the price of a authorities program meant to chop carbon emissions, although, not to reply to greater wholesale pure fuel costs, a CPUC spokesman confirmed.

The 2023 Pure Fuel California Local weather Credit score will quantity to $50.77 for SoCalGas prospects, round common for purchasers of the 4 utilities lined, per the CPUC web site.

Los Angeles Division of Water and Energy prospects won’t obtain a credit score for his or her electrical payments, because the CPUC doesn’t regulate public utilities. The typical electrical credit score cost for purchasers of personal utilities can be round $62, sometimes cut up into two installments.

The cost schedule could also be moved up this 12 months. Republican state senators wrote a letter Monday to the fee urging it to expedite the distribution of California Local weather Credit.

The CPUC will “think about accelerating the Local weather Credit score that prospects obtain on their payments with the intention to present a lot wanted assist,” the fee stated in a press release.

At one other assembly Feb. 7, the fee will “discover potential measures to mitigate the influence of pure fuel and electrical market volatility,” in line with the assertion.

Within the meantime, Southern California residents can comply with the following pointers to remain heat whereas conserving pure fuel.