The City of Anaheim Underground Conversion Program improves reliability of the electric system that delivers power to residents and businesses, while also enhancing the overall visibility along the city’s major roadways by removing overhead power, phone, and cable TV lines.
1990: Established by City Council to underground major roadways throughout the city; funded through 4% surcharge on electric bills.
2007: Added the Home Undergrounding (HUG) rebate program to assist residents with service wire undergrounding. The rebate provides assistance with conduit installation, and Anaheim Public Utilities (APU) will assist with new underground wire installation at no additional cost.
2017: Amended to include areas where reliability needs are paramount, and to addressed risk exposure involving wildfires in high fire threat zones.