Redding Rancheria switches to new utility for casino power

The Redding Rancheria of California hopes to avoid blackouts at its casino and save money by switching to a new utility.

The tribe became a customer of Redding Electric Utility, owned by the city of Redding. The city council approved the deal on June 1, a day before a statewide referendum that could have affected the arrangement.

But voters rejected the referendum, which was bankrolled by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.. The tribe was a customer of PG&E and suffered regular blackouts at the Win-River Casino.

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