SoCalGas Supports Mayor Eric Garcetti, LADWP Energy Efficiency Goal of 15% by 2020
SoCalGas' Strategic Partnership with LADWP Includes 11 Programs
Nov 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) supports Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's recent announcement of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP) Energy Efficiency goal of 15 percent by year 2020, the highest and most ambitious energy efficiency goal by a major municipal utility in the United States. The new goal, adopted by Mayor Garcetti's appointees to the LADWP board of directors in August 2014, exceeds the 10-year, 10-percent energy efficiency requirements set by Assembly Bill 2021. Mayor Garcetti also announced this goal will create jobs while promoting energy savings for customers.
"SoCalGas is proud of our strategic partnership with LADWP," said Rodger Schwecke, vice president of customer solutions for SoCalGas. "Together, we set out with a shared goal to combine our resources and talents to help families and businesses throughout our shared service territory save energy, water and help protect the environment. We truly appreciate all of the support Mayor Garcetti and the Sustainability Office have provided along the way."
About two years ago, SoCalGas joined with LADWP to launch 11 joint energy efficiency programs. The innovative joint utility partnership has helped save electricity, natural gas and water in the city of Los Angeles. These programs offer financial incentives to help property and business owners create environmentally friendly, energy-efficient communities where they work and live.
"We applaud LADWP's continued leadership in developing a robust energy efficiency portfolio," said Dan Rendler, director of SoCalGas customer programs and assistance. "We look forward to the continued advancement of our partnership which has gained national recognition as a model for effective and sustainable public-private collaboration."
The partnership between SoCalGas and LADWP is also supporting California's Long Range Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.
"Including natural gas in the long-term energy mix gives Californians more choices and is a clean and affordable way to reduce smog, cut down greenhouse gas emissions and improve health. Natural gas opens new possibilities to help meet California's goals," added Rendler.
The SoCalGas/LADWP partnership includes some of the following programs:
To learn more about SoCalGas' energy efficiency and customer assistance programs, go to socalgas.com.
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