Anaheim Public Utilities operates the only municipal electric utility in Orange County. Our system delivers electricity to Anaheim's 358,000 residents and more than 20,000 businesses, including tourism, sports and manufacturing customers.
Anaheim Public Utilities’ electric resources are spread across the western United States and currently consist primarily of coal and natural gas but we are expanding our resource mix to include renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, geothermal and landfill gas.
Electric reliability is measured by recording how many times service is interrupted, how long a customer actually is interrupted on average, how it takes to restore service if you are interrupted, and how many times customers are interrupted for less than 1 minute.
In 1894, by a vote of 103-5, the residents of Anaheim decided to start their own electric utility. Within a year, the City of Anaheim was operating the area's first city-owned electric utility, bringing 145 electric incandescent bulbs and 22 arc lights to downtown Anaheim.