At SoCalGas, we understand 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 rising sea levels, extreme heat and drought, and wildfires.
We are committed to continuously improving and innovating our business to increase the climate resiliency and safety of the communities we serve.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently decided on new regulations on how California investor-owned utilities should approach climate adaptation. This ruling 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 what our communities need.
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 empowers our communities to meaningfully impact how we plan and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
We value all communities in our service area, and this work will prioritize investments in communities within our territory identified as "Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Communities" by this CPUC Decision.
We are conducting a system-wide climate change vulnerability assessment for a variety of climate change hazards including wildfire, temperature change (average and extreme), precipitation (average and extreme), sea level rise, drought, and compounding hazards.
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 areas. The vulnerability assessment will help us identify and prioritize investments in mitigating negative climate change impacts to disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.
Updates and information about the Vulnerability Assessment will be posted to this page as they become available.