Electric Services Facts


  • 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 one of 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 medical needs.
  • 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

Anaheim Solar Energy Plant
Anaheim, CA
Solar - renewable
2.1 MW
ARP-Loyalton  Biomass Project   
Loyalton, CA
Biomass - renewable 0.8 MW
Brea Power II
Brea, CA
Landfill Gas - renewable 27 MW
Bowerman Power Facility
Irvine, CA Landfill Gas - renewable
19.6 MW
Canyon Power Project
Anaheim, CA Gas 200 MW
Desert Harvest or Maverick Facility
(12/1/20 expected online date)
Desert Center, CA Solar -  renewable
36 MW
Kraemer Peaking Plant 
Anaheim, CA Gas 41 MW
High Winds Energy Center
Birdslanding , CA Wind - renewable 6 MW
Hoover Dam
NV/AZ border Large Hydro
40 MW
Intermountain Power Plant
near Delta, UT Coal 236 MW
Magnolia Power Project 
Burbank, CA Gas 118 MW
MWD Hydroelectric Project  
LA Basin Area, CA Small Hydro - renewable 9.7 MW
Heber South 
Heber, CA GeoThermal - renewable 8.4 MW
Pleasant Valley Energy Center
Evanston, WY Wind - renewable 30 MW
SoCal Biomethane Project
Southern CA Biomethane - renewable
3.1 MW
Thermo No.1
Beaver County, UT GeoThermal - renewable
11 MW
San Gorgonio Wind Farm
Whitewater, CA Wind - renewable 31 MW
Westside Solar WSP PV1
Lemoore , CA Solar - renewable
2 MW

 Annual Generation Output:   3,343,892 MWh
 Total Owned Generation:   418,882 MWh
 Total Purchased Power:   2,925,011 MWh
Updated June 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
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 2018

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 2018