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California's statewide power supply outlook is expected to be adequate and stable through this summer and into the fall, according to the California Independent System Operator (California ISO). However, the situation is tight enough, particularly here in Southern California, that extended periods of extremely hot summer weather, coupled with loss of generation or transmission capacity could result in supply shortages, California ISO officials have said.

Anaheim Public Utilities continues to be well positioned in the marketplace. Anaheim has the generating resources in place to meet anticipated summer electric demand. However, even though the power supply outlook is stable, extremely hot weather conditions, coupled with supply or transmission disruptions, could result in supply shortages in Southern California or even statewide. Because Anaheim relies on the statewide power grid to bring electricity home from resources throughout the West, Anaheim is required to participate in state mandated load reductions, which may include rotating outages, to help maintain the overall stability of the power transmission grid.

Remember, wise energy use, particularly during peak demand periods remains a sound strategy during the hot summer months. Peak demand typically occurs between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. By shifting your energy use to non-peak hours, you help to ensure that energy supplies remain available to meet soaring demands for electricity to power air conditioning loads and rates for energy remain low. Anaheim Public Utilities offers a wide range of energy- and water-efficiency incentives tailored to meet the needs of Anaheim residential and business customers. We encourage you to learn more about our residential or business Advantage Services efficiency programs.

In the event that Anaheim Public Utilities needs your active help to minimize the impact of a potential rotating outage ordered by the California ISO, we will provide you with updated information under Power Watch on this Web site. You may wish to subscribe to our e-mail notices regarding potential statewide shortages and California ISO ordered statewide load reductions by clicking on the Subscribe link below.

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