Headquartered in Los Angeles, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is the United States’ largest natural gas distribution utility. Delivering clean, reliable and increasingly renewable energy to 21.8 million consumers through 5.9 million meters, the utility provides gas service to more than 500 communities throughout Central and Southern California.
With a vision to be the cleanest natural gas utility in North America delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to its customers, SoCalGas recently committed to replacing 20% of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030.
SoCalGas has long been a leader in researching and developing new programmes and technologies that improve energy efficiency and protect the environment. Between 2014 and 2018, the company’s energy efficiency programmes delivered more than 180 million therms in energy savings. These savings are enough to supply 403,000 Southern California households with natural gas for a year. This change has also eliminated more than 955,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). This is the equivalent of taking more than 202,000 cars off the road for a year.
As part of this, SoCalGas began work with Oracle Opower in 2013 to design an energy efficiency behavioural programme for its customers. SoCalGas’s partnership with Oracle Opower was inspired by the company’s desire to get its customers the information they need to become more active participants in managing their energy footprint and providing the insights they need to drive change.