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SoCalGas and SDG&E Announce Groundbreaking Hydrogen Blending Demonstration Program to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:00pm

Blending hydrogen with natural gas is part of a multi-pronged strategy both utilities subsidiaries of Sempra Energy are undertaking to decarbonize their natural gas grid.

Key Points: 
  • Blending hydrogen with natural gas is part of a multi-pronged strategy both utilities subsidiaries of Sempra Energy are undertaking to decarbonize their natural gas grid.
  • When adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the demonstration program will provide an understanding of how to safely incorporate hydrogen, a zero-emission fuel, into the gas grid.
  • "The Hydrogen Blending Demonstration Program will help the public understand that renewable hydrogen is important and a valuable tool for our carbon neutral future."
  • This includes blending hydrogen into an isolated section of mixed plastic and steel natural gas distribution system, and an isolated steel pipeline demonstration.

Yorba Linda Water District Installs Natural Gas Generator to Support Reliable Water Service During Emergencies

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and the Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) today commemorated the installation of YLWD's new natural gas-powered electricity generator located at the water district's Elk Mountain Booster Pump Station.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and the Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) today commemorated the installation of YLWD's new natural gas-powered electricity generator located at the water district's Elk Mountain Booster Pump Station.
  • "I was pleased to support YLWD in obtaining the necessary permits," said Yorba Linda City Council Member Carlos Rodriguez.
  • This is a critical step to ensure Yorba Linda families and homes are protected from power-related water emergencies thanks to this backup energy source."
  • In support of that vision, SoCalGas is committed to replacing 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030.

Sempra Energy Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Third Consecutive Year

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:55am

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced it is once again the only North American utility sector company to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious corporate sustainability ranking efforts.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced it is once again the only North American utility sector company to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious corporate sustainability ranking efforts.
  • This is the third consecutive year that the company has been listed on the DJSI World.
  • Additionally, Sempra Energy has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index for the 10th consecutive year.
  • "We congratulate Sempra Energy for being included in the DJSI World Index," said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global.

TechnipFMC Receives Notice to Proceed for EPC Contract for Sempra LNG’s and IEnova’s Energía Costa Azul LNG Facility

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 9:30pm

TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) (PARIS:FTI) (ISIN:GB00BDSFG982) has received a Notice to Proceed for a major(1) Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract by Sempra LNG and Infraestructura Energtica Nova, S.A.B.

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  • TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) (PARIS:FTI) (ISIN:GB00BDSFG982) has received a Notice to Proceed for a major(1) Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract by Sempra LNG and Infraestructura Energtica Nova, S.A.B.
  • de C.V. (IEnova) at their Energa Costa Azul (ECA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Baja California, Mexico.
  • This addition will allow for natural gas liquefaction and LNG export capability at the ECA LNG facility, which has been operating as a regasification terminal since 2008.
  • ECA LNG is one of Sempra LNGs strategically located natural gas liquefaction infrastructure projects currently in development in North America.

SoCalGas Supports LA Urban League's Virtual Construction Training with $50,000 Grant - Company Hiring Up to 100 Qualified Graduates

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 5:42pm

SoCalGas also plans to hire up to 100 qualified graduates of the program who progress through the company's interview process.

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  • SoCalGas also plans to hire up to 100 qualified graduates of the program who progress through the company's interview process.
  • "SoCalGas is proud to support the LA Urban League's Construction Career Academy.
  • "The Los Angeles Urban League thanks SoCalGas for the generous grant given to our Construction Career Academy.
  • The Los Angeles Urban League helps thousands of Angelenos annually through its programs focusing on education, entrepreneurship, job training and placement.

Utility Partners of America Announces 200,000 Incident-Free Hours

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

Utility Partners of America (UPA), a leading provider of project management, construction management, operations, maintenance and professional services for utilities and energy cooperatives throughout the country, announced today a significant safety milestone on one of its long-standing projects.

Key Points: 
  • Utility Partners of America (UPA), a leading provider of project management, construction management, operations, maintenance and professional services for utilities and energy cooperatives throughout the country, announced today a significant safety milestone on one of its long-standing projects.
  • A subsidiary of Sempra Energy, SoCalGas recently extended its contract with UPA through the end of 2022.
  • "SoCalGas has been an amazing partner to work with, said Ed Schwalbach, UPAs program lead on the project.
  • For more information on UPA and how the company partners with utilities and energy co-ops to build, inspect, maintain and upgrade the nations utility infrastructure, visit UtilityPartners.com .

WSTN Applauds Final Investment Decision for Energía Costa Azul LNG Export Project

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:53pm

The Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) Natural Gas Initiative applauds Sempra Energys announcement today that its subsidiary ECA Liquefaction, reached a final investment decision (FID) for the development, construction and operation of the Energa Costa Azul LNG Phase 1 natural gas liquefaction-export project in Baja California, Mexico.

Key Points: 
  • The Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) Natural Gas Initiative applauds Sempra Energys announcement today that its subsidiary ECA Liquefaction, reached a final investment decision (FID) for the development, construction and operation of the Energa Costa Azul LNG Phase 1 natural gas liquefaction-export project in Baja California, Mexico.
  • As the only LNG export project in the world to reach FID in 2020, we see this announcement as an important step towards helping our Asian allies bolster their energy security and meet shared environmental priorities, said Andrew Browning of WSTN.
  • Thankfully, the comparative advantage of using natural gas from the western U.S. will enable Energa Costa Azul to become a major North American west coast energy export hub to countries across Asia who are eager for access to lower-emitting fuels.
  • Earlier this year, WSTN members sent a letter to Mexicos Energy Minister Nahle to express support for the 20 Year Export Permit Application for the Costa Azul LNG project.

Sempra Energy Donates to Operation Homefront for Third Annual Veterans Day Grant

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:55am

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that for its third annual Veterans Day grant, the company is donating $20,000 to Operation Homefront , the San Antonio, Texas-based national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families, including those in the communities where Sempra Energy operates.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that for its third annual Veterans Day grant, the company is donating $20,000 to Operation Homefront , the San Antonio, Texas-based national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families, including those in the communities where Sempra Energy operates.
  • The grant from Sempra Energy will support the organization's "11 Days of Impact" campaign, an effort to raise $111,000 to support military families in honor of Veterans Day.
  • Sempra Energy launched its annual Veterans Day grant program in 2018 as part of the company's overall commitment to supporting its veteran employees, as well as veterans who live in the communities where the company operates.
  • The Sempra Energy companies' more than 18,000 employees deliver energy with purpose to over 35 million consumers.

SoCalGas Joins United Way of Greater LA for First-Ever Virtual HomeWalk, Encourages All Angelenos to Sign Up and Support the Walk to End Homelessness

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 7:12pm

In 2019, SoCalGas had over 1,500 registered participants and raised nearly $250,000 for the effort to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.

Key Points: 
  • In 2019, SoCalGas had over 1,500 registered participants and raised nearly $250,000 for the effort to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.
  • SoCalGas and United Way of Greater LA encourage all to join in on Saturday, November 14 for the virtual event.
  • "Please sign up, walk the 5K wherever and whenever you choose, and donate to be a part of the effort to end homelessness via HomeWalk.
  • SoCalGas and United Way of Greater LA encourage everyone to join in on Saturday, November 14 for the virtual HomeWalk.

Sempra Energy And Salk Institute Announce Project To Advance Plant-Based Carbon Capture And Storage Research

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:55am

Sempra Energy is donating $2 million to the Salk Institute to help fund the five-year project.

Key Points: 
  • Sempra Energy is donating $2 million to the Salk Institute to help fund the five-year project.
  • Sempra's investment in research to develop solutions that remove excess carbon from the atmosphere is an investment in our shared future."
  • "This project has the potential to help remove significant amounts of carbon from entering our atmosphere and aligns with Sempra Energy's portfolio to advance the global energy transition to lower-carbon energy sources."
  • Sempra Energy will be the lead sponsor of the Salk Institute's "Sequestering Carbon Through Climate Adapted Sorghum" project, part of the Institute's Harnessing Plants Initiative.