Energy efficiency programs saved SoCalGas customers more than $44 million on their utility bills last year. Our customers were able to save 40 million therms of energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions by more than 211,000 metric tons. That is enough energy savings to power 100,000 homes in Southern California for one year. This reduction in greenhouse gas emissions has the environmental benefit equivalent to removing 45,000 passenger cars from the road.
“Energy efficiency must be the foundation as we build the cleanest, safest and most innovative energy company in America. The track record for energy efficiency is undisputed: it reduces greenhouse gas emissions while saving our customers money on their bills,” said Gillian Wright, senior vice president and chief customer officer at SoCalGas. “As customers think about their natural gas use, they should look to SoCalGas and our energy efficiency rebate and cost-savings programs to help them achieve their own sustainability goals.”
SoCalGas has been an industry leader in energy efficiency for more than a decade and our programs offered the largest energy savings of any natural gas utility in the country last year. More than 1.5 million households and businesses took advantage of SoCalGas energy efficiency programs in 2020. All residential and business customers are eligible for energy efficiency rebates on hundreds of appliances and products that can conserve energy and reduce costs. Another program available to residential customers is the home energy report which provides a personalized report to customers to help them better understand their natural gas usage and how to use energy wisely to help lower bills.
With over 1.5 million households and businesses enrolled in the utility’s energy efficiency programs in 2020, it has served as an efficient and consistent strategy towards helping our customers save on their utility bills and energy. SoCalGas offers energy efficiency rebates to all residential and business customers on hundreds of appliances and products that significantly help conserve energy and reduce costs. Additionally, a well-performing program includes our home energy report where residential customers will receive a personalized report that helps them better understand their natural gas usage and how to use energy wisely to help lower bills. To learn more about energy efficiency measures, visit https://www.socalgas.com/save-money-and-energy.
SoCalGas’ energy efficiency programs have generated over $1 billion in avoided energy costs and delivered more than 219 million therms in energy savings over the last five years. The energy savings, in total, provides natural gas usage for 548,000 households a year and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1.15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to removing more than 250,000 passenger cars annually.