SoCalGas’ CLEO Program helping families save on energy costs

With people nationwide feeling the financial pinch caused by the ongoing, months-long COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis more than ever, the Southern California Gas Company’s CLEO program is one way families and businesses can find relief and assistance during these harder than normal times.

The CLEO program is tailored to help customers save energy and lower their electric, gas, and water bills according to Global Energy Services (GES), a worldwide business that provides marketing, education, and outreach programs and works under SoCalGas to help educate Gas customers on how to lower their utility bills.

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With more than 40 years experience in designing resource conservation and efficiency programs worldwide, GES is an energy engineering and energy efficiency marketing education and outreach program headquartered in Diamond Bar, CA.

GES has consulted on numerous energy efficiency projects for the World Bank, California Energy Commission and USAID, as well as local Cities and numerous Utilities in Southern California; including SoCalGas’ CLEO program.

The program is free to all customers of the Gas Company and funded by a 3% “Public Purpose Charge” that all customers pay as part of their normal utility bills every month, GES’s CLEO Program Manager Joscelyn Mendoza recently explained to RCNS.

The CLEO program being offered by SoCalGas includes free parts and installation of Nest Smart thermostats, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and tub spout diverters – a $500 value for free, according to Mendoza; who explained CLEO applicants must have a current SoCalGas bill in their name to qualify.

Additionally, if your water heater is more than ten years old, the CLEO program offers free installation of qualified, Energy Star water heaters, which customers need to purchase, according to Mendoza.

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For more details and information or to register for the free offer, email GES’s CLEO Program Manager at Joscelyn@gesusa.org. Those interested can also visit www.socalgas.com/save-money-and-energy for rebates and savings on residential Gas equipment.


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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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