Climate Adaptation Program

Learn how we are engaging with and creating resilient communities through our Community Engagement Plan and Vulnerability Assessments.

SoCalGas understands the urgency needed to effectively address climate change. We are working collaboratively with partners and regulators to find meaningful ways to mitigate climate change impacts such as temperature change, extreme heat, drought, wildfires, precipitation, rising sea levels, and other cascading events. 

We are committed to continuously improving and innovating our business to increase the climate resiliency and safety of the communities we serve.

Community Engagement

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) set regulations in 2020 on how California investor-owned utilities should approach climate adaptation. This regulation includes guidance on how utilities like SoCalGas should develop community engagement plans and vulnerability assessments.

We understand that climate change and adaptation require collaboration from our local partners and the communities we serve. To do that, we tailor our communication and community engagement to prioritize the needs of the communities we serve.

We are partnering with local community-based organizations, governments, and regional partners to ensure that we are developing strategies and planning for a future based in equity and empowering our communities to meaningfully impact how we plan and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

We value all communities in our service territory, and this work will prioritize investments in communities within our territory identified as "Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Communities" by this CPUC Decision.

We are developing a Community Engagement Plan to establish how we will collaborate and engage with our service area communities on the topic of climate change and resilience.  This plan will be filed with the CPUC in 2024 and will be redesigned every six years. Updates and information about the Community Engagement Plan will be posted to this page as they become available.


SoCalGas Service Territory Map

This map highlights the disadvantaged and vulnerable communities as defined by the CPUC.

Vulnerability Assessment

SoCalGas is conducting a system-wide climate change vulnerability assessment for a variety of climate change hazards including temperature change, extreme heat, drought, wildfires, precipitation, rising sea levels, and cascading events.

As part of this effort, we will develop and implement adaptation plans for the vulnerabilities identified. This process ensures that our infrastructure, operations, and services are ready to adapt to climate change and that we are planning for a safe and resilient energy future for our service territory. The vulnerability assessment will help us identify and prioritize investments in mitigating negative climate change impacts, specifically in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.

Updates and information about the Vulnerability Assessment will be posted to this page as they become available.