Friday Dec 09, 2022

Electric bill high? Here’s tips to save on electricity at home – CBS News 8


SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego Gas and Electric customers are experiencing sticker shock after receiving their most recent monthly bill for the utility company.

So, what’s going on?

Back in December, SDG&E notified its customers rates would be going up effective Jan. 1.

Officials cited a number of reasons for the hike including wildfire mitigation, growth of public benefit programs that give bill discounts to low-income families, as well as the higher cost of natural gas, which is a worldwide issue, as demand has outpaced supply.

On average, SDG&E customers are paying 7.8% more for electricity and 24.6% more for gas. Add in a cold December, and people’s bills went up even more.

According to SDG&E’s website, here are some helpful tips to save energy at home:

WATCH RELATED: San Diego Gas and Electric raises rates; customers experiencing sticker shock (January 2022)


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