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Cerritos Electric Utility

Updated April 12, 2022

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Your business may be eligible for a 5 percent discount on electricity costs. The City of Cerritos operates Cerritos Electric Utility (CEU), an electric utility that provides clean, reliable and lower-cost electricity to businesses in the City. There is no charge to switch your electricity service from Southern California Edison (SCE) to CEU. Your business will continue to be eligible for any of SCE’s energy rebate and incentive programs, even if you switch. CEU will provide your energy, while SCE will continue to transmit the electricity to your business. For more information and to request a free analysis of your potential energy cost savings, visit the Electricity Costs Discount page.

Applying for CEU Service

Residents and businesses can fill out the application below.

Application to Receive Electric Service form (PDF)

Application to Receive Electric Service (online form)
Please submit requested documents with the application.

Electric Service Confirmation form (PDF)

Electric Service Confirmation form (online form)

Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Doctor's Certification of Disability form (PDF)

How the Cerritos Electric Utility program for residents works (PDF)

The Cerritos Electric Utility (CEU) became the newest and most uniquely formed public owned utility when it commenced retail operations in July 2005. Its development was a result of the Cerritos City Council's conscientious decision to take control of rising electrical costs and insulate the City from the unreliability of electric energy. Starting in 2002, the City became a member of the Southern California Public Power Authority and participated in the construction and operation of the Magnolia Power Project along with the member Cities of Anaheim, Burbank, Colton, Glendale and Pasadena.

The City is entitled to receive 4.2% share of the Magnolia Power Project's power output with an initial goal of serving City-owned facilities such as the Cerritos Library, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the Cerritos Senior Center and City Hall, and the City's Water System, which includes the pumps and electrical gear that operate the wells, reservoirs and supply system. The Cerritos Electric Utility also serves public and private schools and major retail customers in the City with electric power at a cost less than that offered by Southern California Edison. Long term customers such as the ABC Unified School District have realized significant savings with the Cerritos Electric Utility. Other beneficiaries include the Los Cerritos Center (Macerich, Nordstrom and additional mall businesses) and several auto dealers in the Cerritos Auto Square. The utility serves approximately 300 customer accounts and provides approximately 66 million kilowatt-hours of energy every year.

For more information, please contact the CEU at (562) 916-1220 or

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