About Electric Services

Anaheim Public Utilities operates the only municipal electric system in Orange County. That means that the ratepayers of this community own their utility, and therefore, the key decisions concerning its operation can be made right here in Anaheim. 


Did You Know

  • Anaheim residents enjoy the lowest electric rates in Orange County.
  • Anaheim is one of the few Orange County cities that do not collect a utility users tax.
  • Anaheim Public Utilities owns one of the largest municipal solar photovoltaic (PV) system on top of a convention center in the North America. At 2.4 megawatts and consisting of 7,908 panels, the system produces 3.5 million  kWh's  annually, which is enough to power 600 homes in Anaheim.
  • Qualifying Anaheim senior, long-term disabled, and military veteran customers can save 10% off their electric bills.
  • The first 300 kWh's a month for typical Anaheim residents are billed at a low lifeline rate – more than 40% lower.
  • Added lifeline allowances are available to customers with medical needs.
  • Qualifying businesses are able to switch to Anaheim's voluntary TOU rate, to save money by operating outside of hours when electric demand is highest.
Electric supply

Anaheim Public Utilities' power supply comes from resources located in Anaheim and across the Western United States. 

Power generating capacity

Anaheim Solar Energy Plant
Anaheim, CA
Solar - renewable
2.1 MW
ARP-Loyalton  Biomass Project   
Loyalton, CA
Biomass - renewable 0.8 MW
Brea Power II
Brea, CA
Landfill Gas - renewable 27.8 MW
Bowerman Power Facility
Irvine, CA Landfill Gas - renewable
19.6 MW
Canyon Power Project
Anaheim, CA Gas 200 MW
Desert Harvest Facility
Desert Center, CA Solar -  renewable
36 MW
High Winds Energy Center
Birdslanding , CA Wind - renewable 6 MW
Hoover Dam
NV/AZ border Large Hydro
40 MW
Intermountain Power Plant
near Delta, UT Coal (Gas 2025) 236 MW
Magnolia Power Project 
Burbank, CA Gas 118 MW
MWD Hydroelectric Project  
LA Basin Area, CA Small Hydro - renewable 9.7 MW
Heber South 
Heber, CA Geothermal - renewable 8.4 MW
Pleasant Valley Energy Center
Evanston, WY Wind - renewable 30 MW
Thermo No.1
Beaver County, UT Geothermal - renewable
11 MW
San Gorgonio Wind Farm
Whitewater, CA Wind - renewable 31 MW
Westside Solar WSP PV1
Lemoore , CA Solar - renewable
2 MW

 Annual Generation Output:   2,760,935 MWh
 Total Owned Generation:          2,463 MWh
 Total Purchased Power:   2,760,933 MWh
                                                                                         Updated May 2021
FY 2019/20 updated May 2021
Distribution system
Circuit miles
     
Transmission, 220kV, circuit miles
1.2
     
Transmission, 69kV, circuit miles    
88.0
   
Total
89.2
   
Distribution, 12kV and lower, circuit miles 
      Primary
Secondary
-   Overhead
393
1200
-   Underground
742 
973
-   Total
1134
2173
  
Substation
Main Station
Substations 
12 
FY 2019/20 updated May 2021
Number of meters
#
Residential
103,366
Commercial
17,446
Industrial
290
Other
13
Other utilities
11
Total meters
121,226
FY 2019/20 updated May 2021
Transformer capacity
KVA
220kV to 69kV
1,808,000
69kV to 12kV
1,325,800
12kV to customer
1,856,413
FY 2019/20 updated May 2021
Megawatt-hour sales
Residential
Residential
578,062
Commercial
715,994
Industrial
882,176
Other
651
Other utilities
510,146
Total sales
 2,687,030
FY 2019/20 updated May 2021
Revenue from sales
$
Residential
$   95,299,000
Commercial
125,383,000
Industrial
130,767,000
Other
3,867,000
Other utilities
14,498,000
Total sales
$369,813,000
Definitions

  • 1 kilowatt (kW) = 1,000 Watts.
  • 1 megawatt (MW) = 1,000 kW - Enough electricity to serve about 750 Anaheim residences.
  • kW and MW - Refer to the instantaneous amount of electricity being used or generated.
  • Peak demand - The highest amount of electricity used during a defined time. Typically over a full hour within a given period. Such as a day, month, season, or year.
  • 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) - Lights ten 100-watt light bulbs or 66 LED equivalent bulbs for one hour.
  • 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) - Lights ten thousand 100-watt light bulbs or six-thousand LED equivalent bulbs for one hour.
  • 1 MWh = 1,000 kWh.
  • kWh and MWh - Refer to the amount of electricity used during one hour.