How is Anaheim different from the IOUs?
Anaheim is a publicly owned utility, Anaheim owned and Anaheim focused. We were not required to participate in the state's deregulated electric market. We maintain our partial ownership in various power plants located across the Western United States, we continue to generate some of our own power right here in Anaheim, and we purchase electricity at predictable rates through power contracts. We buy only small amounts on the daily wholesale market, which can fluctuate tremendously based on the weather and electricity demand and supply. On occasion, Anaheim sells surplus energy into the market and uses the proceeds to help keep rates low.

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1. What is Anaheim doing to prepare for the possibility of energy shortages?
2. What happened to the electric industry in California?
3. What about Anaheim's electric rates?
4. Why did other utilities raise their rates?
5. How is Anaheim different from the IOUs?
6. What is a Stage 3 Electrical Emergency?
7. What is a rotating outage?
8. What if a statewide electrical emergency continues?
9. Is Anaheim subject to rotating outages?
10. Are there any areas that are exempt from rotating outages?
11. Doesn't Anaheim generate its own electricity?
12. Why does Anaheim have to participate in the rotating outages?
13. What is Anaheim doing to avoid rotating outages?
14. How can I help prevent rotating outages?
15. Where can I obtain more information?