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Anaheim Public Utilities

... operates the only municipal electric utility in the county. Our system delivers electricity to Anaheim's 345,000 residents and more than 15,000 businesses, including multi-million dollar tourism, sports and manufacturing customers.

Power supply sources

Anaheim Public Utilities’ power supply comes from its resources located in or near Anaheim and across the western United States – from New Mexico to the high plains of central Utah. Power purchases and seasonal power exchanges, coupled with market purchases as needed to meet peak demand, round out the electric supply picture.

Power portfolio mix

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.

Service Reliability

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 one minute.

Electric History

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.

What has APU done to go green?