Wednesday, December 05, 2007

PG&E Offers Conservation Credit

Recognizing the dwindling supplies of Natural Gas in California, Pacific gas & Electric is offering a bonus to customers who cut back.

The utility has a program designed to encourage energy efficiency that gives customers an extra financial incentive to cut the amount of gas they burn in winter. Those who use 10 percent less this winter than they did in the same months last year will get a 20 percent credit on their bills.

"Any opportunity you have for efficiency will not only lower your bill, it's the right thing to do," Eisenhauer said.

Of course, that benefit is on top of a rate increase, so customers thinking their bills might be falling might have another thing coming.