From its modest beginning in 1916, Riviera Utilities has grown immensely. Today, the Riviera Utilities Electric Department serves Daphne, Spanish Fort, Point Clear, Loxley, Silverhill, Summerdale, Foley, Elberta, Lillian, Bon Secour, Magnolia Springs, and West Perdido Beach with electrical power, accounting for approximately 41,000 customers. The electrical infrastructure includes 100 miles of transmission lines, 835 miles of overhead distribution lines, 320 miles of underground distribution service, and 20 substations.
Riviera Utilities has constructed new substations in Daphne, Fairhope, and Spanish Fort, and completed modifications to substations in other parts of the service territory. As the utility moves forward, better reliability, redundancy, and recoverability of the system will be a key focus. The utility maintains and operates the electrical system from their offices in Foley and Daphne.