Riverside Public Utilities

Power Resources

Find info about the ROSA Division, Integrated Resource Plan, our Renewable Portfolio Standard and our Power Content Label and.

Resource Operations and Strategic Analytics

Resource Operations & Strategic Analytics (ROSA) is made up of five core units. Three of these units are responsible for procuring, maintaining and managing RPU’s wholesale power resources. A fourth unit manages and maintains all our internal generation assets, and a fifth unit specializes in designing demand-side programs and services for RPU customers and integrating demand-side resources into our power supply portfolio.

Resource Planning & Technology Integration is responsible for integrated resource planning, production cost modeling, load forecasting, economic and econometric analyses, maintaining our utility-wide operation data management system (OSI-Pi), and coordinating our Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) roll-out.
Contracts/Projects/Settlements is responsible for the management of RPU’s generation and transmission projects, and negotiation and administration of power supply contracts and tariffs. Settlements is responsible for after-the-fact administration of all RPU power and gas transactions.
Customer Partnerships and Strategies is responsible for the analysis and development of new customer and utility resource programs in the areas of energy efficiency, demand response, demand side management and generation, renewables, energy storage, and community sustainability.
Market Operations is responsible for optimizing RPU resources, and bidding, scheduling and trading activities to meet RPU’s electric needs. Market Operations is also responsible for procuring power and gas in compliance with RPU’s Risk Management hedging policies and directives.
Generation is responsible for the management and maintenance of RPU’s internal system generation resources.

Integrated Resource Plan Workshops

Learn about Riverside Public Utilities power resources and the roadmap to meet reliability,financial, and decarbonization goals.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
10 – 11:30 A.M.

Riverside Main Library
3900 Mission Inn Ave.

Thursday, April 18, 2024
6 – 7:30 P.M.

RSSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library
2985 Madison St.


Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)

Riverside Public Utilities 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (“2023 IRP”) provides an impact analysis of Riverside’s acquisition of new power resources, specifically towards meeting the state of California’s aggressive carbon reduction goals; along with the effect these resources will have on the utility’s future projected power supply costs. Read more.

Power Generation Assets

The Riverside Public Utility invested $250M in local power generation facilities to supply Riverside customers with the most reliable electric power available. The three power plants deliver 262 megawatts when our customers need it, which is enough energy to power the entire City of Riverside on a typical winter day. 

Eight generators supplying 232 megawatts of flexible power are connected directly to the City of Riverside power transmission system. An additional 30 megawatts of highly efficient co-generation power is located in the adjacent City of Corona. Public Utility employees operate and maintain all aspects of these power generation assets, which can deliver their energy in emergencies, during the hottest days in the summer or whenever the CAISO needs these units to preserve the system reliability of the grid. Additionally, these clean natural gas turbine generators can start in emergency conditions when no electrical power is available to import. 

Renewable Energy in Riverside

For the last fifteen years, Riverside has actively contracted for fourteen cost effective, new long-term renewable resources with expected COD’s in the 2013-2027 timeframe. Riverside’s historic and forecasted renewable energy generation levels for the 2011-2030 time frame are shown below, along with our SB 100 mandated RPS goals. Excess procurement will be saved (“banked”) for use in later compliance years, and/or resold to other utilities for the benefit of Riverside ratepayers.

Power Content Label

Power comes in all shapes and sizes.  The Power Content Label, designed by the California Energy Commission, keeps customers informed of the various resources that are used to make up the state of California's and Riverside's electric power.

By maintaining our long-term power agreements and building new power generation resources, Riverside Public Utilities upholds its obligation to provide safe, reliable power to our customer-owners. Additionally, we remain committed to supporting and increasing renewable energy resources in our power portfolio.

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RPU power content label.