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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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