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Riverside Public Utilities Warns Against Fake Utility Trucks

Released 9/6/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is urging its customers to be aware of people driving fake utility trucks from an unknown utility agency posing as City of Riverside/RPU employees, with the intention of coming inside your homes by saying they need to check the electrical box.


Riverside Public Utilities Warns Against Fraud Billing

Released 8/9/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is urging its customers to be aware of possible consumer scammers with the intention of making unauthorized billing transactions. RPU and the City of Riverside would never ask its customers for personal information such as a social security number, birth certificate information, Federal Reserve Bank or other government entity routing number in order to make a payment. Any video, text, email, phone call, or website that describes how to pay bills using a Federal Reserve Bank routing number or to use an account at the Federal Reserve Bank is a scam.


Riverside Convention Center Receives Riverside Green Business Program Award

Released 7/31/2017

Riverside, Calif. – The Riverside Convention Center has been recognized by the City of Riverside as a Certified California Green Business, making the Convention Center only the third business in Riverside to be honored in such a way.


Flex Alert Issued for California, Riverside Public Utilities Customers Are Reminded to Save Energy and Water Through Rebates and Conservation Measures.

Released 6/20/2017

Riverside, Calif. – With triple digits in the Inland Empire forecast, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) reminds customers to stay cool and conserve energy and save water. California ISO issued a Flex Alert effective Tuesday June 20, 2017. RPU customers are urged to conserve electricity to avoid power disruptions by:

  • Turning air conditioner thermostats up to 78 degrees
  • Postpone using major appliances until after 9 p.m.
  • Turning off unnecessary lights


Riverside Public Utilities Warns Against Fraud Calls

Released 6/13/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and the City of Riverside are aware of a growing number of fraud calls being made to customers and businesses. These fraud calls are coming from an outside company using a recording and our caller ID to contact customers demanding payment. It was reported that the caller ID showed (951)-782-0330, RPU’s Customer Service number, but were given a different number to call back. Customers and businesses are highly encouraged not to give out personal and financial information to scammers like these.



Riverside Public Utilities Receives Highest National Diamond Recognition for Reliable Electric Services

Released 5/12/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has been recognized as the only Diamond reliable service provider for electric services in California for 2017. Only 43 out of more than 2,000 utilities across the country achieved this status.


Riverside Public Utilities Recognized by CALED for Riverside Community Hospital Expansion Project

Released 4/14/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) received an Award of Merit from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) for its partnership with the Riverside Community Hospital Expansion Project. RPU provided energy efficiency rebates and economic development rates supporting new construction incentives.


Riverside Public Utilities Welcomes New Board Members & Elects Officers

Released 3/14/2017

Riverside, Calif. – At last night’s Board of Public Utilities meeting, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) welcomed its newest members, Jo Lynne Russo-Pereyra and Gildardo "Gil” Oceguera and selected the Chair and Vice Chair for the coming year.


International Tribunal Confirms Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Supplied Defective Equipment for San Onofre Nuclear Plant, Caps Arbitration Award at Contract Liability Limit

Released 3/14/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Yesterday, March 13, 2017, the decision was issued in the dispute over the San Onofre nuclear plant outages caused by failure of the replacement steam generators. The dispute was brought on by Southern California Edison (SCE) against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).


First Annual Engineers Day Celebrated in Downtown Riverside

Released 2/16/2017

Riverside, Calif. – In partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers of San Bernardino and Riverside, the City of Riverside, Riverside Public Utilities and Riverside Public Works Department are hosting the first annual Engineers Day in Downtown Riverside on Feb. 24 in celebration of National Engineers Week.


Board of Public Utilities to Discuss Economic Impact Study & Utility Strategic Plan

Released 2/10/2017

Riverside, Calif. – At the Board of Public Utilities meeting on Monday Feb. 13, staff will present two important reports that will help set the course for Riverside Public Utilities future over the coming years.


Riverside Public Utilities set to Begin Water Main Replacement on Popular Local Street

Released 1/11/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) wants to alert residents that later this month it will begin a water main replacement project located at Arroyo Drive, Daventry Road and Victoria Hill Drive.


The New Year Brings New Talent and Leadership to Riverside Public Utilities Executive Team

Released 1/3/2017

Riverside, Calif. – As Riverside Public Utilities gears up for a successful 2017, it welcomes new members to its executive leadership team.


Gretchen Bakke, author of "THE GRID: THE FRAYING WIRES BETWEEN AMERICANS AND OUR ENERGY FUTURE” on the next Green Power Report

Released 12/16/2016

Riverside, Calif. – Tune into Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) weekly radio program the Green Power Report on Monday, December 19, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. on AM 590 The Answer, as we welcome Gretchen Bakke, author and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at McGill University in Montreal Canada.


Riverside Public Utilities Alerting Customers to Be Prepared for Winds

Released 12/1/2016

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is alerting its customers to be prepared for winds that have been forecast to arrive this evening that could affect its energy delivery services.


Riverside Public Utilities Joins American Public Power Association’s Utilities United Against Scams Day Nov. 16

Released 11/15/2016

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has joined forces with the American Public Power Association (APPA) to promote their "Utilities United Against Scams Day” Wednesday, November 16, encouraging customers to be aware of payment scams which threaten to shut down utility services immediately, unless a payment is made.


Ford Motor Co. Director of Environmental Quality Andy Hobbs on the Next Green Power Report

Released 10/25/2016

Riverside, Calif. – Tune in to Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) weekly radio program the Green Power Report on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. on AM 590 The Answer, as we welcome Ford Motor Company’s Director of Environmental Quality Andy Hobbs.


Riverside Public Utilities Honors Winners of 18th Annual Bottled Water Label Art Contest

Released 10/25/2016

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) presented a senior from John W. North High School and a former student from La Sierra High School with top honors in its 18th Annual Bottled Water Label Art Contest at its regular Board of Public Utilities meeting Monday night.


Stay Safe, Stay Cool, and Conserve Energy When You Can to Get Through Upcoming Week of Triple Digit Temperatures

Released 7/19/2016

Riverside, Calif. – Sizzling triple digit summer heat is expected to hang around for about a week starting tomorrow and lasting through next Tuesday, and Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is reminding customers to prepare to stay safe, stay cool, and conserve energy when they can to help maintain local and state energy grids.


Riverside Council Approves Return to Stage 1 of City's Water Conservation Ordinance & Lifting of Water Restrictions

Released 6/29/2016

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside’s City Council voted Tuesday to follow recommendations by Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and its Board of Public Utilities to return to Stage 1 of the city’s Water Conservation Ordinance, which will eliminate mandatory outdoor watering restrictions.



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