SoCalGas Completes First Mobile Home Park Safety and Reliability Upgrade in California

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Photo Courtesy/SoCalGas City of Colton Mayor Richard DeLaRosa cuts the ribbon to commemorate the upgrade of Mt. Slover Trailer Village’s natural gas distribution system. SoCalGas marked the completion of the first project with a ceremony at the Mt. Slover Trailer Village in Colton on Nov. 6, 2015. Attendees included SoCalGas leaders, local and state elected officials, representatives from the CPUC, Mt. Slover and mobile home park residents. SoCalGas is the first California utility to completely convert a mobile home park's privately owned natural gas distribution system to a new SoCalGas-owned and operated system under a three-year statewide pilot program mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission..

SoCalGas became the first California utility to completely convert a mobile home park’s privately owned natural gas distribution system to a new SoCalGas-owned and operated system under a three-year statewide pilot program mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission. SoCalGas marked the completion of the first project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Mt. Slover Trailer Village in Colton Nov. 6. Attendees included SoCalGas leaders, local and state elected officials, representatives from the CPUC, the owners of Mt. Slover, and mobile home park residents. “This new natural gas service upgrade will enhance safety and reliability for our mobile home park customers and provide them greater access to customer services, money-saving rebates and energy-saving programs. SoCalGas is delighted to complete California’s first project under the Mobile Home Park Utility Upgrade Program,” said Jimmie Cho, senior vice president of gas operations & system integrity for SoCalGas. “This is an important milestone for SoCalGas in successfully meeting the goals set by the California Public Utilities Commission.” The CPUC approved the Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Program in March 2014 and conversions are being monitored by the Commission’s safety and enforcement division. Following the upgrade, residents become SoCalGas customers and are individually billed by SoCalGas. New customers will be eligible to sign up for customer programs that can help them save energy and money. Income-qualified customers will also now have access to a 20 percent rate discount through the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) and no-cost weatherization services through the Energy Savings Assistance Program. SoCalGas staff will help new customers sign up for assistance programs. Anyone currently enrolled will continue without interruption. The upgraded systems offer SoCalGas’ advanced meter technology, which empowers customers to monitor their energy usage and helps them set and achieve savings and conservation goals. Customers get access to hourly natural gas usage information on a next-day basis, which can enable them to better manage their gas usage and save money. They also will have the added safety benefit of technology that can detect higher-than-usual gas usage. New SoCalGas customers can use “My Account” to view and pay their bills, schedule service and sign up for paperless billing.

For more information about the Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Program, please visit socalgas.com/for-your-home/mobile-homes/.

Photo Courtesy/SoCalGas (Center) Assemblymember Cheryl Brown, California State Assembly, District 47, presents certificates of recognition to Steve McLemore and his son Byron McLemore, SoCalGas executives David Buczkowski and Joe Velasquez and Sunil Shori, California Public Utilities Commission, Safety and Enforcement Division, Nov. 6, 2015. (left) Shori, Steve McLemore and his son, Byron, Brown, Buczkowski, and Velasquez
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(Center) Assemblymember Cheryl Brown, California State Assembly, District 47, presents certificates of recognition to Steve McLemore and his son Byron McLemore, SoCalGas executives David Buczkowski and Joe Velasquez and Sunil Shori, California Public Utilities Commission, Safety and Enforcement Division, Nov. 6, 2015. (left) Shori, Steve McLemore and his son, Byron, Brown, Buczkowski, and Velasquez
Photo Courtesy/SoCalGas (Right) Sen. Connie M. Leyva, California State Senate, District 20, presents certificates of recognition to Steve McLemore and his son Byron McLemore, owners of Mt. Slover Trailer Village in Colton, and David Buczkowski, senior director of major projects, SoCalGas, Sunil Shori, California Public Utilities Commission, Safety and Enforcement Division and Joe Velasquez, MHP Utility Upgrade Program director, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Colton, Nov. 6, 2015.
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(Right) Sen. Connie M. Leyva, California State Senate, District 20, presents certificates of recognition to Steve McLemore and his son Byron McLemore, owners of Mt. Slover Trailer Village in Colton, and David Buczkowski, senior director of major projects, SoCalGas, Sunil Shori, California Public Utilities Commission, Safety and Enforcement Division and Joe Velasquez, MHP Utility Upgrade Program director, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Colton, Nov. 6, 2015.
Photo Courtesy/SoCalGas (Center) Dan Flores, chief of staff for Supervisor Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, District 5, presents a certificate of recognition to David Buczkowski (left) and Joe Velasquez, SoCalGas executives, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mt. Slover Trailer Village in Colton, Nov. 6, 2015. SoCalGas is the first utility in the state to completely convert a mobile home park’s privately-owned natural gas distribution system to a brand new and advanced distribution system under the three-year statewide Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Pilot Program.
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(Center) Dan Flores, chief of staff for Supervisor Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, District 5, presents a certificate of recognition to David Buczkowski (left) and Joe Velasquez, SoCalGas executives, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mt. Slover Trailer Village in Colton, Nov. 6, 2015. SoCalGas is the first utility in the state to completely convert a mobile home park’s privately-owned natural gas distribution system to a brand new and advanced distribution system under the three-year statewide Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Pilot Program.

 

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