Sempra

SDG&E Unfazed by Draft Report on Sunrise Powerlink

Calling it a “positive milestone” in what is now a three-year permitting process, Sempra Energy’s San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E) early in the new year reacted upbeat and confident that its proposed 150-mile, $1.3 billion high-voltage transmission project, Sunrise Powerlink, ultimately will be built. The utility insists it is the most “cost-effective and reliable” means of tapping large new renewable-produced electricity from neighboring Imperial County.

January 7, 2008

SoCalGas Joins Desert-Based Energy Efficiency Team

In a program it hopes to replicate with other cities and utilities, Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. has committed up to $2.2 million in energy efficiency programs and services to the Palm Desert (CA) Demonstration Project for 2007-2008, with the possibility of more funds in subsequent years, the company said Tuesday. The program serves part of the energy-sensitive desert resort community about 120 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

July 25, 2007

SoCalGas Offers Millions of Dollars in C/I Rebates

Sempra Energy’s Los Angeles-based Southern California Gas Co. announced Monday it has expanded it business energy efficiency programs, offering individual commercial/industrial (C/I) customers rebates of up to $1.2 million/customer. SoCalGas has 250,000 C/I customers.

July 17, 2007

CPUC Approves SDG&E Gas Hedges; PG&E Pipeline Firm Capacity

California regulators on Thursday unanimously approved a 2007-08 natural gas hedging program for Sempra Energy’s San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E) unit and a revised allocation of firm core capacity on parts of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) backbone transmission pipeline system.

July 16, 2007

CPUC Approves PG&E, SDG&E Gas Issues

California regulators Thursday unanimously approved a 2007-08 natural gas hedging program for Sempra Energy’s San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E) unit and a revised allocation of firm core capacity on parts of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) backbone transmission pipeline system.

July 13, 2007

Industry Brief

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors honored Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co., recognizing the utility’s recent top national ranking for customer service by J.D. Power. SoCalGas ranked highest for customer satisfaction among natural gas utilities in the western United States and scored highest nationwide in the latest J.D. Power study, which determined the ranking by interviewing more than 12,000 customers. The ranking looks at six criteria: company image, price and value, communications, billing and payments, customer service, and field services. The gas utility — the nation’s largest — came out on top among all 56 large natural gas utilities in the study, the county resolution noted.

June 27, 2007

Environmental Group Sues SoCal Gas Alleging Toxic Leaks

An Oakland, CA-based environmental legal group filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. alleging leakage of toxics into groundwater from the utility’s smallest underground storage field along the coast at Marina del Rey. A utility spokesperson strongly denied that any gas has seeped from the Playa del Rey storage facility.

January 22, 2007

Environmental Group Sues SoCal Gas Alleging Toxic Leaks

An Oakland, CA-based environmental legal group Thursday filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. alleging leakage of toxics into groundwater from the utility’s smallest underground storage field along the coast at Marina del Rey. A utility spokesperson strongly denied that any gas has seeped from the Playa del Rey storage facility.

January 16, 2007

SoCalGas Offers $10 Million in Business Energy Efficiency Rebates

Calling it a record-setting amount, Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. announced Friday it has a $10 million pot for energy efficiency rebates and incentives for its business customers. This amounts to the most money ever offered by the gas utility to encourage businesses to save energy through new and retrofit programs.

January 2, 2007

SoCalGas Signs $26 Million in Energy Efficiency Deals

Reflecting the continuing race in California to stay out front on energy efficiency through massive ratepayer-funded programs, Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. Tuesday announced it has recently signed contracts totaling $26 million with outside providers to expand residential and small business energy efficiency programs through 2008.

October 2, 2006