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ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES TEAMS WITH SOCALGAS TO PROVIDE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS TO SHARED CUSTOMERS
ANAHEIM, Calif. – (October 11, 2013) Anaheim Public Utilities and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) have teamed up to deliver energy efficiency programs for shared Anaheim customers based on an agreement approved by the Anaheim City Council at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. The two utilities plan to work together to offer energy-saving and potentially cost-saving programs to residential customers and small businesses.
“This collaborative partnership will offer a “one-stop shop” for those customers interested in reducing the total cost of their utilities” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “By working together, we are making it even more convenient for Anaheim customers to learn about available programs.”
“Partnering with Orange County’s only municipal-owned utility is a great opportunity to better serve our customers,” said Gillian Wright, SoCalGas director of Customer Programs. “This partnership helps our shared customers maximize their energy savings and conservation.”
The first joint programs will include an expanded weatherization program to provide whole-house improvements for income-qualified customers, adding gas-saving information to Anaheim’s current Small Business Program, and a new program focused on Anaheim’s large food service industry.
In addition to programs offered in partnership with SoCalGas, Anaheim Public Utilities offers more than 30 conservation programs that help customers reduce their use of water and electricity, including solar energy incentives and free shade trees to reduce air conditioning use.
Energy efficiency programs encourage customers to take steps, such as installing high-efficiency windows or insulation to conserve energy and lower utility bills. Customers can receive free energy assessments of their homes or businesses to identify where energy can be saved. Customers receiving an audit also receive free energy-efficient lightbulbs and other devices that reduce energy or water use. Also included with the audit is a description of available rebates and incentives.
For more information on incentives and energy savings tips, Anaheim Public Utility customers can visit www.anaheim.net/utilities. More information about incentives available to customers from SoCalGas can be found at socalgas.com/energyefficiency.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
About Southern California Gas Co. – Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 20.9 million consumers connected through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). Get news updates from SoCalGas on Twitter @SoCalGasNews.