The City of Redding is located in Northern California and has a population of approximately 90,000. The City has owned and operated Redding Electric Utility (REU) since 1921. REU serves over 43,000 electric customers and has a peak electric demand of 240 Megawatts (MW). REU is a vertically integrated publicly-owned Utility, which means that REU owns generation, transmission rights, and distribution facilities in order to reliably serve it’s customers; REU is governed by the Redding City Council.