Electric Services Facts

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 is 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 for one hour
  • 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) lights ten thousand 100-watt light bulbs for one hour
  • 1 MWh = 1,000 kWh
  • kWh and MWh refer to the amount of electricity used during one hour
  • Anaheim residents enjoy the lowest electric rates in Orange County.

Did you know?

  • Anaheim residents enjoy electric rates that are typically 10-30% lower than in neighboring cities.
  • Anaheim is one of the few Orange County cities that do not collect a utility users tax.
  • Anaheim Public Utilities owns 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 kWhrs annually, which is enough to power 600 homes in Anaheim.
  • To date, 128 circuit miles of overhead power lines have been placed underground since 1990.
  • Qualifying Anaheim senior, disabled and military veteran customers can save 10% off their electric bills.
  • The first 300 kWh 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 space heating and life-support devices.
  • Qualifying businesses are able to switch to Anaheim's voluntary TOU rate, saving 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
ARP-Loyalton    
Loyalton, CA
Biomass - renewable 1 MW
Brea Landfill   
Brea, CA
Landfill Gas - renewable 27 MW
Bowerman Landfill   
Irvine, CA Landfill Gas - renewable
20 MW
Canyon Power Plant 
Anaheim, CA Gas 200 MW
Desert Harvest  Desert Center, CA Solar -  renewable
36 MW
Kraemer Power Plant / Combustion Turbine
Anaheim, CA Gas 41 MW
High Winds 
Birdslanding, CA Wind - renewable 6 MW
Hoover Dam
NV/AZ border Large Hydro
40 MW
Intermountain Power Project 
near Delta, UT Coal 236 MW
Magnolia Power Project 
Burbank, CA Gas 118 MW
MWD Hydro  
LA Basin Area, CA Small Hydro - renewable 10 MW
Heber South 
Heber, CA GeoThermal - renewable 8 MW
Pleasant Valley 
Evanston, WY Wind - renewable 30 MW
Thermo
Beaver County, UT GeoThermal - renewable 11 MW
San Gorgonio Farms Wind Farm
Whitewater, CA Wind - renewable
31 MW
Westlands  
Lemoore, CA Solar - renewable
2 MW

 Annual Generation Output:       3,409,340 MWh
 Total Owned Generation:   359,143 MW
 Total Purchased Power:   3,050,197 MWh
Updated January 2018

Distribution System
Transmission, 220kV, circuit miles 1.2
Transmission, 69kV, circuit miles
Total 90.1
Distribution, 12kV and lower, circuit miles
Overhead 401 primary, 1219 secondary
Underground 709 primary, 963 secondary
Total 1110 primary, 2182 secondary
Substations 13 (including 2 main stations)
Transformer capacity, KVA
220kV to 69kV 1,808,000
69kV to 12kV 1,157,800
12kV to customer 1,633,671
                                                                                          Updated January 2018

Number of meters
Residential 100,480
Commercial 17,355
Industrial 297
Other 117
Other utilities 15
Total meters
118,264
Updated January 2018

Megawatt-hour sales
Residential 592,114
Commercial 773,010
Industrial 981,188
Other 821
Other utilities 951,207
 Total sales  3,298,340

Updated January 2016

Revenue from sales
Residential $ 97,204,000
Commercial 134,231,000
Industrial 142,699,000
Other 4,489,000
Other utilities 24,372,000
Total sales $402,995,000
Updated January 2016