Electric Services Facts


  • Electricity sales total more than 3.7 million megawatt-hours a year, with an annual historic system peak demand of 593 megawatts.
  • Total electric utility revenue is more than $458 million a year, and net investment in utility plants is $880 million.
  • 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.
    This information was updated in August 2017


  • 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 interval, 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.
  • 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
Brea Landfill
Brea, CA
Landfill Gas
28 MW
Bowerman Landfill
Irvine, CA
Landfill Gas
20 MW
Canyon Power Plant
Anaheim, CA
Gas 194 MW
Kraemer Power Plant / Combustion Turbine
Anaheim, CA
Gas 42 MW
High Winds
Birdslanding, CA
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
9 MW
Heber South
Heber, CA
8 MW
Pleasant Valley
Evanston, WY
30 MW
Beaver County, UT
11 MW
San Gorgonio Farms Wind Farm
Whitewater, CA
31 MW

Livermoore, CA
2 MW

Annual Generation Output: 3,409,340 MWh 

Total Owned Generation: 359,143 MWh

Total Purchased Power: 3,050,197 MWh
Updated April 2017

Distribution System
Transmission, 220kV, circuit miles 1.2
Transmission, 69kV, circuit miles
Total 90.1
Distribution, 12kV and lower, circuit miles
Overhead 402.3 primary, 1226.6 secondary
Underground 713.7 primary, 962.1 secondary
Total 1116 primary, 2288.7 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 1,633,213
  Updated August 2017

Number of meters
Residential 98,475
Commercial 16,777
Industrial 300
Other 115
Other utilities 15
Total meters 115,682
  Updated January 2016 

Megawatt-hour sales
Residential 615,111
Commercial 794,509
Industrial 1,061,475
Other 9,228
Other utilities 1,245,063
Total sales 3,725,063
  Updated January 2016 

Revenue from sales
Residential $ 86,584,000
Commercial 115,934,000
Industrial 120,575,000
Other 1,270,000
Other utilities 27,800,000
Total sales $352,163,000
  Updated January 2016