About the Utilities

Quick Look
City-owned, not-for-profit electric and water utility that is responsible for delivering high quality, economical electric and water utility services for the benefit of residents and businesses in the City of Anaheim for more than 115 years.

What We Have to Offer
Our 45 efficiency programs, offering incentives and rebates to help Anaheim residents, businesses, schools, and developers become more energy-efficient and water-conscious.

Anaheim Public Utilities
Our rebates and incentives, deliver a wide range of water and energy efficiency measures, including incentives, rebates and simple tips designed to help our customers save energy, water and money on their utility bills. Check out our rebates and incentives for your home or business on this website. A great way to get started is to arrange for a home utility checkup.

In addition to customized incentives, Anaheim residents enjoy rates that are among the lowest in California, with electric rates averaging 20 percent lower than in neighboring cities and water rates that are among the lowest of the 33 agencies serving water to other Orange County communities.

We are your utility. Decisions are made by our local leaders regarding our municipal water and electric systems that are in the best interest of Anaheim customers. Anaheim Public Utilities is governed by a locally elected 5-member City Council, which is responsible for determining policy. A 7-member Anaheim Public Utilities Board, appointed by the City Council, serves as an advisory panel to the City Council on all utility matters. Public Utilities General Manager is responsible for day-to-day administration and operation of the municipal utilities department and reports to the City Manager.

About the Utilities System
Anaheim Public Utilities is the only municipal electric utility in the county. Our system delivers essential electricity to the 345,000 residents and 15,000-plus businesses that call Anaheim home – including multi-million dollar tourism, sports, and manufacturing customers. Anaheim's electric system has grown to support a customer base that uses 2.6 billion kilowatt-hours a year, with more than 593,000 kW annual peak demand.

Power Supply Sources
Anaheim Public Utilities’ power supply comes from its resources located in or near Anaheim and across the western United States – from New Mexico to the high plains of central Utah. Power purchases and seasonal power exchanges, coupled with market purchases as needed to meet peak demand, round out the electric supply picture.

Power Portfolio Mix
Anaheim Public Utilities’ electric resources are spread across the western United States and currently consist primarily of coal and natural gas but we are expanding our resource mix to include renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, geothermal and landfill gas.

Service Reliability
Electric reliability is measured by recording how many times service is interrupted, how long a customer actually is interrupted on average, how it takes to restore service if you are interrupted, and how many times customers are interrupted for less than 1 minute.

Electric History
In 1894, by a vote of 103-5, the residents of Anaheim decided to start their own electric utility. Within a year, the City of Anaheim was operating the area's first city-owned electric utility, bringing 145 electric incandescent bulbs and 22 arc lights to downtown Anaheim. Learn more about the history of Anaheim's electric services.

Going Greenn
Find out what Anaheim Public Utilities has done to go green.