The City incorporated in 1993 which included an electric enterprise formally known as the Shasta Dam Area Public Utility District which was established in 1945. The City is a load serving entity and distribution provider. The City owns and operates two small solar installations, the largest is 10 kilowatts and both are located on City facilities. The City provides retail electric service to customers located within the City's corporate limits, as well as certain adjacent areas and serves approximately 4453 retail customers(meters), of which 4100 are residential. Residential users account for approximately twenty-two percent of total retail sales. The City's power and energy requirements are greatly influenced by residential customers, with year-to-year variations in peak demand and energy sales representative, in part, of the effect of local weather conditions on the residential class usage patterns. Peak demand was 33.7 megawatts on July 28, 2009, at 6 PM. Annual energy use is 190.1 gigawatt-hours.