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The City of Anaheim has been hard at work serving its residents ever since its foundation in 1857.  For over a century and a half, the City has cultivated the ability to rise to any challenge with innovative solutions to better the community.  In 1879, Anaheim’s leaders took responsibility for operating the water system for their fledgling city. Then, in 1894, they seized the opportunity to build the first municipal electric utility in Southern California, changing the face of the region for years to come.

 

Such reliable, affordable water and power attracted businesses and families, evolving Anaheim into a leading industrial and manufacturing center.  In the 1950s, the City’s many unique qualities attracted the attention of the famous Walt Disney, who was looking for the perfect place to build his dream park.  Anaheim boldly embraced the opportunity, and was soon catapulted onto the world stage: first as a dynamic tourist destination, and later as a bustling convention, sports, and entertainment hub.

 

 

As a result, the Anaheim of today looks much different from the Anaheim of the past – and its demands for water and electricity are far higher than our ancestors could ever have imagined.  But the dedication of the City to serving its community and meeting challenges head-on has remained unchanged.  Our residential electric rates are the lowest in Orange County, and we still work hard to deliver quality water at a competitive price.  We also offer a value-packed array of Rebates and Incentives - helping our customers make more efficient and economical use of the critical resources we provide.  Here are the facts.

Local ownership and control >>

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Service area>>

Overview>>

 

ELECTRIC SERVICES

Definitions>>

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Electric supply>>

Power generating capacity>>

Updated 4/2013        Power generating capacity <<

Brea Landfill
Brea, CA

Landfill Gas
renewable

28 MW

Canyon Power Plant
Anaheim, CA

Gas

194 MW

Combustion Turbine
Anaheim, CA

Gas

42 MW

High Winds
Birdslanding, CA

Wind
renewable

10 MW

Hoover Dam
NV/AZ border

Large Hydro
renewable

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
renewable

9 MW

Ormat
Heber, CA

GeoThermal
renewable

12 MW

Pleasant Valley
Evanston, WY

Wind
renewable

30 MW

Raser
Beaver County, UT

GeoThermal
renewable

8 MW

San Juan, Unit 4
near Farmington, NM

Coal

50 MW

Annual Generation Output: 3,182,153 MWh

Total Owned Generation: 538,494 MWh

Total Purchased Power: 2,210,590 MWh

Updated 04/2013        Distribution system <<

Transmission, 69kV, circuit miles

Total

85.5

Distribution, 12kV and lower, circuit miles

Overhead

428.4 primary, 1300.3 secondary

Underground

655.8 primary, 993.5 secondary

Total

1084.2 primary, 2293.8 secondary

Distribution substations

12 (including 2 main stations)

Transformer capacity, kVa

220kV to 69kV

1,808,000

69kV to 12kV

1,135,400

12kV to customer

1,545,500

Number of meters>>

Megawatt-hour sales>>

Updated 04/2013        Revenue from Sales <<

Residential

$ 80,865,000

Commercial

102,374,000

Industrial

128,708,000

Other

2,438,000

Other utilities

19,506,000

Total sales

$ 333,427,000

 

WATER SERVICES

Definitions>>

1 cubic foot = 7.48 gallons

1 acre-foot = 325,851 gallons – the amount needed to cover one acre of land (about the size of a football field) with water at a depth of one foot. Enough water to serve two typical families in and around the home for one year.

100 cubic feet = 748 gallons – the unit of measure used to bill customers

gpm = gallons per minute, a measure of flow rates or flow capability

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Water supply>>

Supply capacity>>

Water for Anaheim>>

Storage Capacity>>

August F. Lenain Filtration Plant>>

Updated 03/2012        Distribution facilities <<

Water mains

753 miles

Fire hydrants

7,805

Pump stations

9

Updated 03/2012        Number of meters <<

Residential

87%

54,085

Commercial/Industrial

10%

6,807

Other

3%

1,825

Total meters

62,717

Updated 03/2012        Number of gallons sold (millions) <<

Residential

11,566

Commercial/Industrial

7,760

Other

199

Total sales

19,525

Updated 03/2012        Revenue from sales <<

Residential

$ 32,733,000

Commercial/Industrial

20,298,000

Other

1,791,000

Total sales

$ 54,822,000

 

Anaheim Public Utilities History>>

Important Phone Numbers>>