San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E ) announced that it will reduce the price of residential customers by five percent, said CBS8.
This is to help consumers deal with the hot weather while spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The report said, the price reduction will start on July 1st.
Who Can Avail?
This will benefit customers enrolled in the Time-of-Use DR1 pricing plan.
It will last through October 31st.
This will apply to all three time-of-use periods: on-peak, off-peak, and super off-peak, said SDG&E.
SDG&E added, a customer using an average of 400 kWh per month could see a bill decrease of about 5.80 per month.
Dan Skopec, SDG&E vice president of regulatory affairs, said:
“Given the financial hardships (due to) the pandemic, providing some bill relief … as summer approaches was a priority.
“We also encourage our customers to take advantage of the assistance and bill relief programs we have available.”
The End Of Moratorium
Today marks the end of the San Diego City’s moratorium on residential and commercial evictions.
Last month the council voted to extend the city’s moratorium.
This has caused fears that a “mountain of back rent could push some renters into homelessness after the moratorium expires.”
San Diego City Council members, early this month, voted unanimously to establish a rental relief fund.
It aims to help both struggling tenants and landlords financially hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
Councilmember Chris Ward proposed the fund.
This will use a portion of the city’s allocation from the federal stimulus bill, the CARES Act.
Under the proposed fund, there will be a direct payment to landlords whose tenants have been unable to pay rent.
The program won the support of landlord organizations, said the report.
Landlords reported “sharp loss in rental income could make it difficult for them to pay their own bills.”