SoCalGas® is actively working towards the goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and delivery of energy by 2045. Innovation and the rapid development of new technologies are vital to our success. Our Research, Development, & Demonstration (RD&D) Program plays a key role in this effort by developing and demonstrating transformational products and technologies that promote decarbonization across the natural gas value chain and a diversified portfolio of clean energy sources, distributed networks, tools, and applications.
RD&D 2022 Annual Report Spotlights
California Port deploys hydrogen fuel cell trucks for zero-emission cargo handling
GTI Energy leads demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell yard tractors for emissions reductions at the Port of Los Angeles. The project’s goal was to develop and demonstrate two zero-emission hybrid hydrogen fuel cell yard trucks at port terminals operated by TraPac at the Port of Los Angeles. Based on this project’s success, TraPac has begun exploring how to transition all of its cargo handling equipment to zero emission. This project made significant progress in reducing some of the stigma associated with hydrogen and is an important step forward in developing a thriving hydrogen market in Southern California.Learn More
New insights are created by breaking down industrial data silos with digitization
Energy technology company, METRON, has created an innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) product and set of strategies to reduce energy consumption, help lower utility bills, and shrink carbon footprints. This technology seeks to tear down data silos in industrial facilities, enabling users to understand and analyze data in real time and gain actionable insights at the machine or asset level. Upon installation of the sensors, METRON deployed its software ecosystem and professional services to drive significant energy use cost savings and emission reductions. The success of the project was a direct result of the positive collaboration among METRON, The Gill Corporation, and SoCalGas.Learn More
Public Workshop Notice
The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) hosted a public workshop presenting the 2022 Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) program results and review 2023 RD&D activities. It is also an opportunity to obtain input from stakeholders, including the
- California Energy Commission
- GTI Energy
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Other organizations engaged in gas research and development regarding intended RD&D spending for the 2024 calendar year
The workshop was ordered by the October 1, 2019 Decision Addressing the Test Year 2019 General Rate Cases of San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Gas Company (D.19.09-051 at pp. 378-379).
SoCalGas and Bloom Energy Powering Caltech with Innovative Campus Hydrogen Project
Dec 14, 2023
Innovative Technology That Uses Solar Energy to Convert 100% Renewable Biogas to Hydrogen and Graphitic Carbon on Display During the United Nations' COP 28 Meeting in Dubai
Nov 30, 2023
Innovative Hybrid Direct Air Capture Technology Pilot Launches as Carbon Management Solutions Scale Up Across the U.S.
Nov 6, 2023