The City of Anaheim was founded in 1857, and in 1894, Anaheim built the first municipal electric utility in Southern California. Within a year, the Anaheim Public Utilities (Anaheim) was bringing energy to downtown Anaheim and generating energy from 1895 - 1916. From 1916 - 1976, Anaheim purchased its power supply from Southern California Edison Company, and from 1976 - 2003, Anaheim began receiving power from its ownership shares in conventional resources, including nuclear, coal, and natural gas resources, until providing customers with renewal resources, beginning in 2003.
In 2006, Assembly Bill 32 established a statewide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, which later increased to 40% by 2030. To help achieve the State's GHG emissions reduction goals, Anaheim has been continually providing its customers with increasing amounts of energy from renewable resources, while reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy resources.
Renewable resources come in many forms, solar and wind resources are most typical. However, there are others, such as geothermal and biomethane. In calendar year 2017, 33% of our energy was produced from renewable resources. The chart below shows the current mix of our renewable resources portfolio.
Today, we provide electricity to our customers from multiple renewable energy projects located across the western United States.
In (calendar year) 2017, we had nine separate renewable resources that actually generated more than 687,000 MWh of energy from two biomethane, two geothermal, one small hydroelectric, one solar, and three wind projects.
That’s enough electricity to power nearly 103,000 homes for an entire year.