Our History  

City Light & Power, Inc. (CLP) is the successor company of Simmons Electrical Corporation (SEC), which was incorporated in 1977 and performed over $250 million in electrical engineering and construction projects throughout the western United States.  From 1990 forward the corporate focus has been to own, develop, upgrade, construct and maintain overhead and underground high voltage distribution systems, street lighting systems and power generation facilities.  CLP performs a full range of professional services including design, engineering, system studies, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of electrical utility systems.

About Us

From the first ever public-private partnership for municipal street lighting in the United States, to the full-range of utility infrastructure services we provide, City Light & Power, Inc. (CLP) has built a reputation as an innovative, reliable and responsive private utility development leader.

CLP owns, operates and maintains the electrical distribution systems for military bases around the United States. Our ownership responsibilities include but are not limited to: Operation, maintenance, capital upgrades, renewals and replacements, emergency response services, design and engineering, and coordination studies. 

In addition, CLP is engaged with the cities of Long Beach and Lakewood, California with two separate public private contracts for street lighting.  The programs consist of system assessments, financing, design, engineering, conversion, operation, and maintenance of the entire street lighting and associated electrical distribution system for approximately 40,500 street lights servicing 570,000 customers.  CLP receives over 500 monthly calls to our 24/7 call center from local police, fire department and residences on various matters concerning utility knockdowns, storms, area blackouts, and other cases regarding our utility poles, wires and system equipment within our territory.  CLP also performs work for other municipalities' such as the city of Anaheim, CA and has also completed several projects for Southern California Edison and the City of Pasadena, California.  

In CLP’s continuous efforts to be environmentally friendly, CLP financed, designed, engineered, and installed a photovoltaic (PV) power plant for the City of Lakewood’s Water Department.  The water tank PV system supplies power to the water department’s pump motors to supply water to the city constituents, parks and government buildings.  CLP designed a first of its kind “green” solar backup system, which provides solar power to the facility in the case of a utility grid blackout.  The innovative design prompted the city to engage CLP in completing the constructing another PV system on a maintenance facility in the same location.