Harbor Substation Project

New Indoor Substation in Central Anaheim 


Critical Power Source to Provide Reliability and Future Development


Anaheim Public Utilities has finished constructing a new substation on Katella Ave. The substation was built inside a building that blends with similar structures in the area. This facility will improve electric service reliability and provide additional power capacity to Central Anaheim.  

Project Description:

The new substation utilizes Gas Insulated Switchgear technology which allows the substation equipment to have a much smaller footprint and was constructed inside an aesthetically pleasing building. All incoming/outgoing electric lines to the substation were constructed underground.

This substation is outfitted with two transformers that provide enough additional capacity to serve 15,000 customers.

Project Benefits:

  • Harbor Substation will help Anaheim Public Utilities meet existing power demands, future development in the area, and maintain power reliability.
  • This project will help maintain a stable level of electric service in the area during the event of a major power shutdown or service disruption.

Construction Schedule


  • February 28, 2017 - Design & Construction Award Consideration by City Council 
  • Late Summer 2017 - Site Preparation 
  • Project is complete and the dedication was held on November 5, 2019
A Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for public review at http://www.anaheim.net/507/Current-Environmental-Review

Project Manager: Larry Davis

Final Project

Harbor Sub Conceptual Design
Harbor Map