SoCalGas Smart Thermostat Program Offers Customers Up to $75 in Incentives to Conserve Natural Gas t

January 30, 2018
SoCalGas Smart Thermostat Program Offers Customers Up to $75 in Incentives
to Conserve Natural Gas this Winter

 
Customers with ecobee or Nest smart thermostats are eligible to participate in this
new natural gas conservation program

 
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2017 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is offering customers up to $75 in
incentives to participate in its Smart Thermostat Program. The program is designed to help households
that have purchased, installed and registered an ecobee or Nest smart thermostat conserve natural gas
for home heating this winter.

“Smart thermostats can help customers save money and energy, and the incentives that SoCalGas is
offering as part of the Smart Thermostat Program makes purchasing a device an even more worthwhile
investment,” said Dan Rendler, director of customer programs and assistance at SoCalGas. “Participating
in the program is an easy way for customers to conserve natural gas during critical periods while still
being comfortable in their homes.”

Residential owners of ecobee or Nest-registered devices with gas heating in SoCalGas’ service territory,
except those who are currently enrolled in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Save Power Days electric
demand response program, are eligible to participate in the Smart Thermostat Program. SoCalGas and
SCE are working on a process that will allow dual-enrollment across both programs by next winter.

By participating in the Smart Thermostat Program, customers agree to allow minor adjustments to be
made to their smart thermostat temperature settings for a few hours on days when SoCalGas calls a
Natural Gas Conservation event. These events will help lower the risk of possible natural gas shortages
when demand is at its highest. Participants are notified two hours before any adjustments are made via
their smart thermostat, web portal, mobile app and/or email.

​SoCalGas customers who enroll in the program will receive a $50 check for signing up by Mar.
1st and
another $25 for staying enrolled through the duration of the program, which concludes on Apr.
1st.
Customers who participated in the SoCalGas Advisory Thermostat Program with ecobee devices last
year will receive $25 for their full participation in the Smart Thermostat Program this year.

​SoCalGas is a leader in energy conservation, helping to keep natural gas bills affordable for customers
and protecting the environment. Since 1990, the company’s energy efficiency and rebate programs have
helped families and businesses save approximately $672 million on their natural gas bills and reduced
emissions equal to taking almost 700,000 cars off the road.


​SoCalGas Smart Thermostat Program Offers Customers Up to $75 in Incentives
to Conserve Natural Gas this Winter


For more information about the Smart Thermostat Program, click here. To enroll in the program with an
ecobee device, click
here, and to enroll with a Nest device, click here.

About SoCalGas

Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United
States, providing clean, safe, affordable and reliable natural gas service to 21.7 million customers in
Central and Southern California. Its service territory spans
22,000 square miles from Fresno to the
Mexican border, reaching more than
550 communities through 5.9 million meters and 101,000 miles of
pipeline. More than 90 percent of Southern California single-family home residents use natural gas for
home heat and hot water. In addition, natural gas plays a key role in providing electricity to
Californians—about
60 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power
plants.

SoCalGas has served communities in California
for 150 years and is committed to being a leader in the
region’s clean energy future. The company is working to accelerate the use of
renewable natural gas, a
carbon-neutral or carbon-negative fuel created by capturing and conditioning greenhouse gas emissions
from farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of
Sempra Energy (NYSE:
SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit

socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and
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