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At Santa Barbara Clean Energy, we want everyone to be involved in making a difference no matter what your income level. If your household has limited income or someone in your home has special medical needs, you may qualify for more affordable energy under either the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE), the federal Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program, or by receiving medical baseline allowance. Families who qualify for public assistance programs such as Medi-Cal, SNAP, WIC, or SSI will likely qualify for CARE, FERA, or medical baseline programs.


If you are already a CARE customer with Southern California Edison (SCE), you do not have to do anything. You will be automatically enrolled in Green Start.


If you would like to enroll, you can apply at and choosing “Help with your bill” or call 800.974.2356.


*CARE and medical baseline customers are not subject to a Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) charged by SCE, thus accruing savings. FERA customers are subject to the PCIA fee.