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Southern California Gas Implements Copperleaf to Optimize its Integrity Management Program

Vancouver, BC, April 26, 2023—Copperleaf® announces the successful go-live of its decision analytics solution by Southern California Gas Company (“SoCalGas”), the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States. As a regulated subsidiary of Sempra, SoCalGas delivers clean, safe, and reliable energy to 21.8 million consumers in more than 500 communities across Central and Southern California.

In 2022, SoCalGas embarked on a multi-year partnership with Copperleaf to transform its capital planning process, beginning with its gas distribution business. With this first phase, SoCalGas’ Distribution Risk Evaluation and Monitoring System (DREAMS) Project Management Office (PMO) will use Copperleaf Asset™ and Copperleaf Portfolio™ to evaluate and optimize hundreds of main replacement projects each year. Tasked with reducing overall system risk through proactive preventative and remediation activities in its Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP), the DREAMS PMO can now create long-term investment plans that meet regulatory requirements, while delivering the highest value possible through risk mitigation and cost savings.

“We’re excited about the successful launch this first phase and are already working on expanding SoCalGas’ Value Framework to its gas transmission business to support enterprise-wide decision making,” said Phil Jones, Managing Director of Copperleaf, Americas. “Copperleaf is thrilled to help SoCalGas continue to provide clean, safe, and reliable energy to its customers.”

“We are excited to be working with Copperleaf to enhance our investment planning capabilities through leveraging asset and financial data and transforming the way we evaluate how our capital investments contribute to strategic objectives,” said Maya Menon, Asset & Data Strategy Manager at SoCalGas. “Ultimately, we will be able to better support our enterprise asset management strategy and optimize the way we deliver clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy for all customers now and in the future.”

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About SoCalGas
Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million consumers across 24,000 square miles of Central and Southern California. Gas delivered through the company’s pipelines will continue to play a key role in California’s clean energy transition—providing electric grid reliability and supporting wind and solar energy deployment.

SoCalGas’ mission is to build the cleanest, safest and most innovative energy company in America. In support of that mission, SoCalGas aspires to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and delivery of energy by 2045 and to replacing 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply to core customers with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. Renewable natural gas is made from waste created by landfills and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is also committed to investing in its gas delivery infrastructure while keeping bills affordable for customers. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra (NYSE: SRE), an energy infrastructure company based in San Diego.

About Copperleaf
Copperleaf (TSX:CPLF) provides enterprise decision analytics software solutions to companies managing critical infrastructure. We leverage operational and financial data to empower our clients to make investment decisions that deliver the highest business value. What sets us apart is our commitment to providing extraordinary experiences, shaped by people who care deeply, products that deliver exceptional value, and partnerships that stand the test of time. Copperleaf is a patron of The Institute of Asset Management and actively participates in shaping the future of asset management standards, including ISO 55000. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, our solutions are distributed and supported by regional staff and partners worldwide. Together, we are transforming how the world sees value.

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