After several months of wrangling over reimbursement rates for both existing and future solar customers in Redding the council finally came to a decision on “Net Metering, the rate at which the utility pays back customers who produce more power than they use. About 1200 customers had 30 year contracts at the retail rate. After much debate, the council voted 3 to 2 to offer a rate of 6 cents per kilowatt hour, far below the current retail rate of around 15 cents
The Redding City Council voted Tuesday night to purchase a fleet of electric vehicles with cap and trade funds from the Redding Electric Utility, and a grant from the McConnell Foundation. With the destruction of the downtown parking garage the vehicles will be used to shuttle people from outlying parking facilities to the downtown for a period of 12 months.