Roseville Electric, has been providing electrical power to the City of Roseville’s residents, businesses, and the City’s street lighting system since 1912. In 1956, the City signed a contract for 69 megawatts (MW) of electric power from the Central Valley Project, which consists of a system of dams, reservoirs and power plants within central and northern California and marketed by the Western Area Power Administration (Western). Steady population growth created a need to obtain resources beyond this allocation of Federal power.
Roseville Electric is under the supervision of the Roseville City Council. The five-member Roseville Public Utilities Commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council on matters relating to all utilities owned and operated by the City. The City Council appoints all five members of the Roseville Public Utilities Commission. The Roseville Electric Utility Director manages Roseville Electric and reports to the Public Utilities Commission and the City Manager.