New Generation Site Enhances Roseville Electric’s Reliability and Meets Peak Electricity Needs

Roseville Electric recently acquired a new generation facility to help meet the municipal utility's summer peak electricity demands and enhance reliability. 

The facility, which includes two combustion turbines and generators, produces a total of 49.8 megawatts. They will work in conjunction with the Roseville Energy Park to provide reliable service and economical power to Roseville homes and businesses.  

Roseville Electric was a partial owner of the facility for many years and purchased the balance of the project from another Northern California Power Agency member for $3.25 million on September 1.  

This type of generation plant typically operates less than 100 hours annually to provide electricity to meet high summer loads and reserves to support Roseville Electric’s distribution system reliability and the transmission grid.