Proudly Serving Public Electricity
In May 1996, nearly 70 years to the day after the first power flowed out of Exchequer Powerhouse, the District began selling retail electric power to Foster Farms in Livingston.
Since then, the District has built a sophisticated distribution system and maintains its own transmission lines and substations.
The District now provides electric services to thousands of customers in eastern Merced County. This includes those in the cities of Livingston, Atwater and Merced as well as Castle Airport and Aviation Development Center. A 34-mile transmission loop was recently completed that offers complete back-up capability to these customers, reducing the risk of prolonged outages. The District utilizes its own equipment and personnel in providing installation and maintenance services for its electric customers.