SoCalGas Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Rebates for Small Businesses

Owners of smaller enterprises encouraged to buy energy-efficient equipment

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) this week launched a multi-media campaign designed to raise awareness of various energy-efficiency rebates, and no-cost, or low-cost services available to help small and medium-sized business customers conserve energy. This campaign will run through Aug. 28 and will target independently owned businesses such as beauty salons, restaurants and laundromats that strive to reduce their energy use.

"Many small businesses look for ways to save money to stay competitive in the marketplace," said Ann Ayres, SoCalGas' director of customer strategy and engagement. "We support our business customers by helping them invest in equipment that conserves natural gas, helps them save money and contributes to healthier communities."

SoCalGas defines small and medium-sized businesses as commercial ventures that use less than 50,000 therms of natural gas a year. Through this multi-platform campaign, independently owned, small and medium-sized businesses throughout SoCalGas' service territory will be offered rebates when they buy new energy-saving equipment.

"We appreciate SoCalGas' efforts in supporting small and medium-sized businesses by offering them rebates that will help them save money on their energy costs," said Gary Toebben, president & chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. "This is a win-win for businesses and the environment."

Over the past five years, SoCalGas has invested in programs to help commercial and residential customers increase the efficiency of their home appliances and commercial equipment. With help from these programs, customers have saved more than $109 million annually on energy costs and have reduced emissions by 915,000 tons of carbon dioxide - the equivalent of removing 175,000 cars from the road.

Through a separate, limited-time promotion, small businesses can receive up to 50 percent more in rebates on select boilers, pool covers, pool heaters, commercial steam traps and pipe and tank insulations. Visit socalgas.com and search "business rebates" for details.

At no additional charge, SoCalGas offers maintenance advice and low-cost parts for various types of natural gas commercial appliances and food service equipment. Business owners may speak with a SoCalGas representative by calling 800-427-2000. For more details, visit socalgas.com/SmallBusiness.

About Southern California Gas Co.
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 145 years. It is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21.6 million consumers connected through 5.9 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), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.

Southern California Gas Co. is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers 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. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy.

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Rosa Maria Santana, SoCalGas, 24-Hour Media Hotline: 877.643.2331, socalgas.com/newsroom, @SoCalGasNews

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