Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced the start of its Winter Gas Savings program, which gives eligible business and residential customers an opportunity to earn an automatic bill credit of up to 20 percent for reducing natural gas usage during peak months.
Customers who lower usage during December 2012 and January 2013 by up to 10 percent will receive an equal percentage credit on their February or March gas bill. Those who conserve 10 percent or more will receive a 20 percent credit.
As a convenience, customers do not need to apply for credits, which will be determined automatically by comparing natural gas usage reductions this season to the three previous winters, adjusted for weather.
During last year’s program, nearly two million customers earned credits totaling $41 million.
Customers can track their progress toward earning bill credits using a web-based, Facebook-enabled Progress Tracker tool. Through the tracker, customers with a gas SmartMeter™ can easily compare their current estimated average daily usage to their three-year daily average to determine if they are on track to earn a bill credit. The Progress Tracker is available at www.pge.com/progresstracker and www.facebook.com/pacificgasandelectric.
Business customers can take simple steps to reduce natural gas usage and potentially qualify for the credit. Examples include:
For additional tips, tools and resources for conserving natural gas, please visit www.pge.com/wintergassavings.