The City of Gridley Electric Utility oversees the delivery of wholesale power, maintains and operates the local electric distribution system, is involved in engineering and advance planning for improvements, replacement and expansion of distribution system, and maintenance and operation of the City's street lighting system.
Solar Permits - The City of Gridley actively supports and encourages Green House Gas (GHG) reductions, including the installation of privately owned solar systems, more formally known as Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. In order to install a residential PV Solar System, property owners are encouraged to start with a visit or call to City Hall. A City of Gridley Interconnection Agreement, Net Metering Agreement, and a PV System Design Plan (including prior year Kwh usage) will be required. Following the City's review and initial approval, construction inspections of the new PV System will be managed by the Butte County Development Services Department - Inspections Division.
The City's process for private PV Systems is highly efficient and we are very happy to assist all of our customers considering the installation of new PV Systems. To get started and/or to get more information please call City Hall at (530) 846-3631.
The Electric Utility Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance associated with the reliable distribution of electricity to residential and commercial customers from the City's interconnection with PG&E's 60 thousand volt transmission line at Gridley's Electric Substation located on Fairview Drive. Major staff responsibility and associated costs are also appropriated toward new construction, system expansion and replacement, which are augmented and funded through the City's Capital Budgets.
Procurement of Wholesale Power
Serving the Electric Utility, the City Administrator is responsible for the purchase of power for the City. This includes overseeing the City's share of the Northern California Power Agency's (NCPA) generation projects and the Federal Western Area Power Administration's Central Valley Project allocation.
Gridley Electric Utility Power Content Label
Butte County Air Quality Management District http://www.bcaqmd.org/
Northern California Power Agency http://www.ncpa.com/
California ISO http://www.caiso.com/