Legislative Impacts on Utilities

Each year, thousands of new bills are introduced as part of the state and federal legislative process, with many having the potential to affect Anaheim Public Utilities’ operations and rates.

Even though Anaheim Public Utilities operates on a not-for-profit basis, many legislative bills still result in increased costs to provide electric service in California. In fact, recent and pending legislative mandates are expected to continue to increase Electric service costs into the future.

However, more and more legislative and regulatory mandates, as well as their associated costs, remain beyond the control of our local policy body. Instead, they are controlled by state and federal policy makers, and even though many of our local Orange County legislators urge their peers to consider the costs when implementing new legislation, many bills are still passed through the legislature that will ultimately raise the cost of both electric and water services.

Affordable Electric and Water Rates

Anaheim residents still enjoy affordable electric and water rates in comparison to other Orange County cities Our focus is to maximize customer benefits and to minimize any negative impacts that proposed legislation may have on your rates. Our agency is municipally-owned and our budget and policies are reviewed by the Public Utilites Board and approved by Anaheim City Council.

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