Moreno Valley Electric Utility (MVU)

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Mission Statement
The Mission of Electric Utility is to provide safe, reliable, and economical public electric service with a focus on customer needs, infrastructure enhancement, growth, and a responsible resource management.

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Special News

Total Eclipse of the Sun

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the Pacific Northwest, affecting solar resources supplying power to the California grid. The eclipse is expected to occur from 9:02 am to 11:54 am, with the moon obscuring 58 to 76 percent of solar rays and causing a loss of approximately 4,194 megawatts of California large scale solar electricity. There will not be another eclipse of this magnitude seen by Californians until 2045. Although utilities and the grid operator have enough resources to manage demand for electricity during the solar eclipse, consumers are being challenged to help “give the sun a break” by reducing demand for power and thus reducing reliance on fossil-fuel generated electricity.

A new website,, was unveiled by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on July 18, 2017 and is dedicated to providing tips to help reduce energy usage not only during the eclipse, but also year-round. On, consumers, businesses, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to take a pledge to reduce electricity usage from 9 am until 11 am on August 21, 2017. This will allow the State to burn fewer fossil fuels and emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions when California’s solar energy production is reduced during the eclipse. The pledge includes doing things like replacing light bulbs with LEDs, turning off unnecessary lights, not charging electronics from 9 am to 11 am, unplugging appliances not in use, and turning up the thermostat by 2 – 5 degrees. For more information, please visit the CalEclipse website at


MVU offers the following programs to MVU electric customers:

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Customer Service:  844.341.6469
Espanol: 877.811.8161
Emergencies:  877.811.1888
Pay by phone:  888.267.6770
Administration:  951.413.3500
14331 Frederick Street,  Suite 2
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Annual Report

Moreno Valley Utility (MVU) is a fairly young utility; in 2015, we celebrated our 11th year of service to over 5,900 customers. MVU was established with the purpose of enhancing economic development in the City. As a “greenfield” utility, MVU provides electric service to new housing and business development, primarily located in undeveloped areas of the City. A map of our service area is included on page 6 of this report.

History of MVU

Moreno Valley Electric Utility, municipally owned, began serving its first customers on February 6, 2004.  These “first customers” are located in the Promontory Park subdivision built by Western Pacific Housing, located at Cactus Avenue and Moreno Beach Drive.

The Moreno Valley City Council, staff and expert consultants had reviewed, discussed and studied the prospects of operating an electric utility for more than two years. The City Council approved a 17 year contract with Enco Utility Services Moreno Valley, LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, Enco provides customer service, meter reading, billing, emergency response and other services related to the operation of the electric utility.

The utility will provide electric service to new commercial and residential developments located within Moreno Valley Electric Utility’s service area.


Citizens' Benefits

All residents benefit: Rather than profits going to the shareholders of a private corporation, municipal utility surpluses are returned to the shareholders – the citizens of the City. These funds flow to the general fund and can be used to improve services that benefit all residents.

Economic Development

Cities with municipal utilities can offer special incentives for desired businesses looking to locate within the Moreno Valley Electric Utility service area. More businesses means more jobs and a greater tax base for the City and its residents.

Direct Control

Every Moreno Valley citizen is an owner with direct say on the utility operations, whether they are serviced by Moreno Valley Electric Utility or not. The City Council is the governing body for the utility, giving citizens the right to participate in the meetings and offer comments. Call 951.413.3001 to obtain information about future City Council meetings.

Special Services

The City has the authority to structure its utility to provide special services to its customers. This includes the ability to provide programs such as a Low Income Home Energy Assistance program to economically disadvantage residential customers, as well as conservation incentives to residents and businesses.

For more information on Moreno Valley Electric Utility, citizens can call Customer Service at 844.341.6469.
(En Espanol 877.811.8161.)

How to Start Service

Residential Service

If you are new to the Moreno Valley Utility (MVU) service area, you can arrange to start electric service to your home or business by calling the MVU Customer Service Center at 844.341.6469 (open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year). During the service start-up process, you will be asked to verify your identity and establish credit with MVU.

Verifying Your Identity

The federal government has established new regulations to protect consumers from identity theft and credit fraud. These regulations require MVU to verify the identity of customers requesting service. To comply with the new federal regulations which protect the identity of consumers, MVU utilizes an online identity verification service. During the service initiation process, information about you and any co-applicant will be requested including social security number, date of birth, driver’s license number, previous addresses, and employment information. In compliance with federal regulations, MVU has established processes which secure the storage and access of your personal and confidential information.

If you do not have a social security number, you will be asked to take two forms of identification to our local office in order to verify your identity. One of the two forms of identification must be a government issued picture identification. MVU’s local office is located at 14331 Frederick Street, Suite 2, Moreno Valley, 92553.

Establishing Credit

During the service initiation process, you will also need to establish credit for your MVU account. If you have had previous service with MVU in the past 12 months with a good payment history, the deposit requirement will be waived. Otherwise, MVU will utilize a credit rating evaluation to determine whether a deposit will be required on your account.

The amount required for a deposit is based on an amount approximately two times the average monthly bill for electric service. See MVU’s current Rate Schedule for applicable fees and deposits.

When a deposit is required, the amount of the deposit must be paid in full prior to the start of electric service.

We look forward to serving you!

Developer Information

Developers in the East side of Moreno Valley can sign up to have electrical service provided by Moreno Valley Electric Utility.

Utility Service Request Forms

Service Area

As more information becomes available, look here to find:

  • service planner documents:
    - design manuals
    - underground construction standards
    - safety and health procedures
    - electric service rules
    - fees and charges
    - underground service requirements
    - residential distribution design procedures

Rate and Tariff Schedule

Moreno Valley Electric Utility provides high quality and reliable service to its customers at rates comparable to those charged by the investor-owned utility serving other parts of the city. This ensures parity of rates for all of Moreno Valley's residents.

MVU Rate Schedule

Neighboring Electric Utilities Rate Schedules

Service Area Map

MVU Service Map

Acrobat Service Area Map

Power Content

The Power Content Label shows Moreno Valley Utility’s actual power supply mix for the previous calendar year. The state’s most current reported mix of power resources as estimated by the California Energy Commission is also included. This information is provided as a reference point for you to evaluate your utility’s resource mix, compared with the electricity being used within the state. Moreno Valley Utility plans to increase renewable resources in our power mix. We remain committed to supporting environmentally sound energy generation.

If you would like to know more, please contact us at 951.413.3500 or at

2016 Power Content Label
Energy Resources Power Mix 2016 CA Power Mix**
Eligible Renewable
Biomass & waste
Small hydroelectric
17% 25%
Coal 0% 46%
Large Hydroelectric 0% 10%
Natural Gas 0% 37%
Nuclear 0% 9%
Other 0% 0%
Unspecified sources of power* 83% 15%
Total 100% 100%
* "Unspecified sources of power" means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources. ** Percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission based on the electricity sold to California consumers during the identified year.
For specific information about this electricity product, contact:

City of Moreno Valley
For general information about the Power Content Label, contac the Califjornia Energy Commission att:

California Energy Commission

General Orders

  • General Order 165
    This report presents the results of annual inspection and maintenance of electric distribution facilities of the City of Moreno Valley's Electric Utility (MVU) covering the period from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
  • General Order 174
    Checklist of inspected items.
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Moreno Valley City Hall
14177 Frederick Street
PO Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
Hours: Monday - Thursday; 7:30am - 5:30pm
Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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