PGE Offers Medical Baseline Program: Discounts and Early Power Outage Warnings

South San Francisco, CA  August 17, 2020

With this recent heatwave, we have been warned that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) would be directing PG&E to conduct rotating power outages for through Wednesday which might impact us in South San Francisco. We have put out several updates as they have come to us.

Last evening a neighbor contacted us with this concern:

‘My husband is diabetic and needs insluin that has to be refrigerated. How long would the rolling blackouts be? Also, we both need our Cpap machines. Thank you’

 

So, it seems a good time to remind our neighbors with medical issues to contact PGE to see if they are eligible for the Medical Baseline Program which offers two helpful solutions:

  1. A lower rate on your monthly energy bill
  2. Extra notifications in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff

For those who might need this service we highly recommend you check out PGE Medical Baseline Program on their website for more information and to register if you qualify.

Further, their website states:

Due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements and changing medical practitioner priorities, PG&E customers can now self-certify their eligibility to enroll in the Medical Baseline Program.

 

Please share this information with family and friends who may also need this additional assistance.

https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/save-energy-money/help-paying-your-bill/longer-term-assistance/medical-condition-related/medical-baseline-allowance/medical-baseline-allowance.page

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