The California Air Resources Board says nearly 11 million households in the state will get a credit averaging $35 on their electric bills.
The credit comes from California’s cap-and-trade program to fight climate change. It's a result of payments power plants and industries make when they buy carbon emission permits.
This is the second “Climate Credit” this year -- the first one was in the Spring.
The credit will be reflected in October-November and April-May bills each year, and is not connected to individual energy use or bill amounts.
Businesses and schools get a Climate Credit every month, related to the amount of electricity they use.
The dollar amount credited by utilities in October-November ranges from $194 for Pacific Power to about $30 for Pacific Gas and Electric.
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