Reduce Energy Costs With SoCalGas Rebates

November 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Southern California Gas Co. Thursday issued a reminder about available smart thermostat and appliance rebates that give customers cash back while helping keep natural gas bills low this winter.

SoCalGas offers rebates on hundreds of home products that help save energy. Among the most popular are smart thermostats, which can learn the user’s schedule and temperature preferences and adjust the temperature in their home accordingly. They also allow users to adjust home temperatures with a mobile app or computer, and can even use local weather conditions to help control energy costs.

Last winter, customers who participated in a smart thermostat energy efficiency pilot program saved enough natural gas to dry 2 million loads of laundry, according to the utility.

Rebates on energy efficient appliances are also available. Customers can save $50 on Energy Star natural gas dryers, at least $100 on select water heaters and up to $200 on select washing machines. Rebates are also available for low-flow showerheads, including those with thermostatic shut-off valves that temporarily cut water flow once the water has become hot.

For more information on available rebates, visit: https://www.socalgas.com/save-money-and-energy/rebates.

Cal ISO Extends Flex Alert: Cut Back on Electricity

August 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid, issued a statewide Flex Alert that will be in effect from 1 to 10 p.m. tomorrow, calling for voluntary electricity
conservation.

“Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use,” the California ISO said in a statement. “Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 1 p.m. and after 10 p.m. and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.”

The ISO noted that power demand could reach record levels on Friday thanks to the continuing heat wave. Power supplies are expected to be tight nationwide, as will natural gas supplies in Southern California, due to operating limitations on the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, according to Cal-ISO.

“Southern California Gas Co. and the ISO are following the processes established to manage gas supply in the LA Basin during the limitations placed on the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility,” according to Cal-ISO. “The generation fleet has performed well so far during this prolonged heat wave without any major outages.”

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