Public Benefit Charge


In 1996, the State of California required all publicly owned electric utilities to establish a charge for programs that would benefit the public. This charge is $.00263 per kWh. The programs are required to fit one of these categories:
  • Energy efficiency
  • Low income assistance
  • Renewable resources
  • Research, development and demonstration

View information on Southern California Public Power Association Public Benefits Committee and their Public Benefits Annual Report.