Under the Governor’s recent Executive Order, utilities are part of our region's critical infrastructure and are vital to the security, economy, public health and safety of California. At the same time, USC recently released an analysis of those most at risk of devastating fallout from the coronavirus pandemic which concluded that marginalized segments of the population, including low-income seniors, undocumented immigrants, and rent-burdened families, face substantial inequities. In response, United Latinx Fund (ULF) and Latino Coalition of Los Angeles (LCLA) hosts the next installment of our weekly online Fireside CharLA series to update on how local utilities are curtailing the spread of COVID-19, efforts to assist their most vulnerable customers, and innovative partnerships with nonprofits to redress mounting inequalities within communities of color due to COVID-10.
Tune in this Thursday, April 30 at 6 PM via Zoom for a live conversation with special guest Andy Carrasco, Vice President, Strategy and Engagement, and Chief Environmental Officer for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy regulated California utility. He is responsible for environmental services and developing and delivering the information that helps meet customers’ energy needs and supports state environmental and social policy objectives. Carrasco leads the company’s energy policy and strategy, which includes issues management for balanced energy, energy choice, affordability, resiliency and reliability. Previously, he was SoCalGas’ director of regional public affairs.