Electric Department

 

To report an electric outage or a broken city water line during normal working hours, please call our customer service phone at (530) 846-5695. If you are calling after normal working hours to report an electric outage or broken city water line, please call our outage hotline at (530) 846-3143. Crews are on standby to restore power or make repairs.

 

 

 

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.

Distribution System
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.

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

Click here for the City of Gridley Interconnection Agreement

Click here for the City of Gridley Net Metering Agreement

 

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.

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Helpful Links

    Butte County Air Quality Management District http://www.bcaqmd.org/

   Northern California Power Agency http://www.ncpa.com/

    California ISO http://www.caiso.com/

Contact Information

Daryl Dye
444 Fairview Drive
Gridley, CA 95948
(530) 846-5695
electric@gridley.ca.us

To report an electric outage or a broken city water line during normal working hours, please call our customer service phone at (530) 846-5695. If you are calling after normal working hours to report an electric outage or broken city water line, please call our outage hotline at (530) 846-3143. Crews are on standby to restore power or make repairs.

For all other emergency or life-threatening calls dial 9-1-1

 

WHAT TO DO AND NOT TO DO WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT - Stay safe by following these simple tips:

DO’S:

  • Turn off major appliances and computer equipment to prevent damage from possible power surges when the power is restored
  • Use your portable radio to listen for updates
  • Try and leave the refrigerator and freezer doors closed to keep food as fresh as possible
  • Make sure your pets have plenty of water and food
  • Leave one light fixture on so you know when the power has been restored
  • Drink plenty of water in hot weather, even if you don’t feel thirsty to avoid dehydration
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car as street and traffic lights may not be operational

DON’TS:

  • Don’t panic
  • Don’t call 9-1-1 to ask about the power outage – this is an emergency line only
  • Don’t use candles – they are a fire risk!
  • Don't place anything on the stove
  • Don’t use a gasoline or diesel-powered generator in living spaces and always read the instruction manual before using
  • Don’t approach any downed power lines – they may still be live

POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED – WHAT DO I DO NOW?

  • Restore power to your house slowly to avoid overloading the power grid
  • Check on neighbors that may require help when getting their home back in order
  • Replenish your emergency kit
  • Check your home’s security system to ensure proper function
  • Inspect your home for any damages that may have occurred during the outage (fallen tree limbs, water damage, etc.)
  • Inspect your perishable food items. Depending on how long the power was out, you may need to discard items.  Consult the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website for more information at:

http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm076881.htm