SoCalGas awards City of Corona with $44,000 in Incentive Funding

From left to right:  Anthony Segura Senior Analyst, Western Riverside COG; Ana Aceves Local Govt Program Manager, SoCalGas; Aldo Amancio Sr. Account Executive, SoCalGas; Chauncy Tou Principal Customer Programs Advisor, SoCalGas; Jason Scott Mayor, City of Corona; Becky Estrella Public Sector Programs & Partnerships Manager, SoCalGas; Jeff Walker VP, Customer Solutions SoCalGas; Lea Petersen Public Affairs Manager; SoCalGas

SoCalGas awarded the City of Corona more than $44,000 in incentive funding following completion of a renewable energy project at one of the city’s Department of Water & Power facilities. The project includes the retrofitting of an existing biogas conditioning unit at one of the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. The unit, converts methane emissions from the wastewater treatment process into renewable natural gas that is used to heat the facility, helping reduce emissions. The newly-configured unit will save more than 50,000 therms each year – enough energy to fuel more than 300 homes. It will also save the City almost $30,000 annually.

The City of Corona is a member of one of our Local Government Partnerships, Western Riverside Energy Partnership, which is a collaboration between SoCalGas, Southern California Edison and Western Riverside Council of Governments. Local Government Partnerships provide services and programs promoting energy-efficiency and sustainability to local governments and their communities.

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a renewable fuel produced from the emissions at wastewater treatment plants, farms, landfills, and food waste. It can rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) because it takes more climate pollution out of the air than it emits as an energy source.

SoCalGas is working to build on RNG’s success in the transportation sector by making it available to fuel the homes of the company’s 21 million customers across Southern California. Earlier this year, SoCalGas committed to replace 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030 – as part of a broad, inclusive and integrated plan to help to help achieve California’s ambitious climate goals.

For more information, see the SoCalGas Podcast and Press release.