The City of Banning Electric Utility provides electric
service to approximately 12,800 accounts covering an area of approximately 22 square miles.
Originally established in 1913 as a private utility, the City of Banning purchased
the Utility in 1922 and has been providing electric service to its
residents since that time. Banning’s energy resource base includes portions of
nuclear, geothermal, solar, landfill gas-to-energy, and hydro
generating plants, that provide the majority of electricity required to meet
its summer peak demand of 51 MW.
supports clean-energy and is committed to additional renewable energy resources
to its already diverse portfolio. The Utility met/exceeded the renewable energy requirements of both Compliance Period #1 and
Compliance Period #2 of the State’s RPS program. The Utility was 54 percent renewable in 2020, already
approaching the current State mandate of 60 percent by 2030. When the Utility’s
new COSO Geothermal contract comes online on January 1, 2022, the Utility’s
energy portfolio will be greater than 80 percent renewable. The Utility is dedicated to continue
providing quality service to its customers in a safe and reliable manner, at