Fall/Winter 2016
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A Free Gift to Help You Save
Are you interested in saving time, not worrying about writing a check, paying postage and avoiding late fees? Do you want an easy way to monitor your device usage and control your electronics from almost anywhere using your smartphone? If the answer is yes, then now is the time to sign up for AutoPay.
Enroll in AutoPay from now until the end of the year and RCMU will provide a Belkin WeMo Insight Switch (a $49.99 value) to any customer with new enrollment * in the program. The incentive will be given after two consecutive months of payments being processed thru the AutoPay program. Click here for more details on this program.
The AutoPay program will save you time by automatically debiting your credit or debit card each month for the amount of your electric bill. There are NO additional fees for this service and enrollment is easy.  Simply visit  www.CityofRC.us/RCMU and click on Payment Options and AutoPay. Read the Terms and Conditions, complete and sign the Enrollment Form, then just return the form in person, by mail, fax or email; it's that easy! Once your enrollment form has been approved, we will notify you of when your first deduction will occur.
The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch is a Wi-Fi enabled switch that connects your appliances and electronic devices to your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to turn devices on or off, program customized notifications and change device status anywhere you are with your smartphone or tablet. The switch can also monitor your electronics and send information about the device's energy usage directly to the Wemo App. It's a perfect way to save energy with space heaters, wall A/C units, TVs, fans, lights and more.
*This offer applies to all new AutoPay enrollments from October 1, 2016 thru December 21, 2016, while supplies last.
Public Power Week
The week of October 2-8, 2016, will mark Public Power Week as a country-wide program to celebrate the importance of public power to local citizens and other key publics, including state and national officials.
As a not-for-profit enterprise, owned and operated by the City of Rancho Cucamonga, RCMU is proud to provide electricity service to our customers with a track record of lower rates, reliability, and public service.
  • We are proudly driven by public service, not profit.
  • We exist to serve you - Our loyalty is to our customers - not stockholders.
  • We help to make Rancho Cucamonga a good place to live and work.
  • We take pride in our governance structure, with an elected City Council.
  • We are accountable to you, not to management and board of directors in another city or county.

You can rest assure that RCMU will continue to keep electricity costs low in order to attract and keep businesses in the community, which is good for everyone here in Rancho Cucamonga. We thank you for your support of public power as an American tradition that works in the City of Rancho Cucamonga.

RC Broadband Survey


RCMU is developing a Fiber Optic Master Plan to guide design, construction, expansion and operation of its City owned fiber optic backbone infrastructure as a long term investment for the City. The City owned fiber optic network will ultimately be an economic development tool to encourage business retention and attraction to Rancho Cucamonga.


RCMU is conducting a broadband feasibility study to determine the quality of internet services currently provided within the city. All business owners and property management companies are encouraged to provide your experience about current internet services by completing a short survey by clicking on the link below.


RC Broadband Survey

Energy Awareness Month

The month of October is the 25th anniversary of Energy Awareness Month and a great time to start thinking about your energy use. RCMU would like to encourage our customers to find simple ways to use electricity more efficiently every day. By making a few changes you will help to lower your monthly electric bill as well as contribute to a healthier environment.


Here are a few simple tips to get started:

  • At night when you are sleeping, turn down the thermostat 10-15 degrees. Over eight hours, you can save up to 5-15 percent a year on your heating bill.
  • Clean refrigerator coils with a handheld vacuum to clean and rid loose particles and dust so it won't have to work as hard.
  • Replace air filters to help your system run more efficiently.
  • Turn off office and/or home equipment when not in use.
  • Purchase Energy Star office equipment or home appliances when possible.
News and Reminders
Daylight Savings Time Ends Soon!
Daylight Savings Time ends November 6, 2016. Don't forget to adjust your timer controls and programmable thermostats. Also, check all lighting timers to be sure they are turning interior and exterior lights on and off at appropriate times.

Upcoming City Hall Closures
November 10, 2016 (Veteran's Day)
November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving)
December 22, 2016 - January 2, 2017 (Winter Closure)

For electric service related emergencies during these closures, please call Police Dispatch at (909) 941-1488.

Payment Reminder
Please make sure when mailing your payment that the payment stub is included in the envelope or you have notated your account number  on your check or money order. This will ensure there are no delays in processing the payment.
If you pay your bill online through a banking institution or third party, please also take a moment to verify you have specified an account number to be included on your payment.