Established in 1895, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is a consumer-owned water and electric utility that provides high quality, reliable services to over 109,000 metered electric customers, and 64,000 metered water customers throughout an 82 square mile area in and around the City of Riverside, California, serving a population of more than 317,000. RPU is committed to providing the highest quality water and electric services at the lowest possible rates to benefit its customer owners.
To maintain its energy delivery commitment, the utility maintains a diverse resource portfolio mix that includes: 236 MW of simple-cycle, natural gas peaking generation, and 29.5 MW combined-cycle natural gas generation; participation in joint SCPPA (42MW) and IPA (137MW) generation projects; long-term renewable power purchase agreements (123.4 MW), as well as short, mid, and long-term contracts from various other power providers. Riverside is committed to promoting sustainable communities and becoming a municipal leader in the use of renewable energy resources for calendar year 2014, renewable resources provided 18% of retail sales requirements and RPU is on-target to meet its minimum three-year 2014-2016 RPS procurement goal with a significant number of new renewable energy projects scheduled to come on-line throughout 2015 and 2016.
Chart portrays the number of SCPPA projects Riverside participates in
Southern Transmission System