As a part of a state program aimed to combat climate change, residential customers of San Diego Gas and Electric will receive credits on their upcoming bills. 

The announcement comes on Thursday as utility customers will receive up to $171.40 in bill credits in the coming months due to the California Climate Change Credit program that distributes gas and electric credits twice a year. 

The program is administered by the California Public Utilities Commission, and it requires industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits.

According to the utility company, natural gas customers will see their April bills reduced by $43.06 which is more than double last year’s credit. Electricity bills will be offset by $128.34 across August and September, doubling last year's amount. 

No action is required on the part of SDG&E customers to receive the credit, according to the utility. Credits on customers' bills represent the customers' share of the payments from the state's program.

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