Why did other utilities raise their rates?
Under deregulation, the state's investor-owned utilities (IOUs), including Edison, PG&E, and SDG&E, agreed to sell most of their power plants and instead purchased their power from a daily wholesale market. Power shortages caused wholesale prices to soar to levels far above what the IOUs were allowed to charge their ratepayers. The state granted the IOUs permission to raise their customers' electric rates significantly to help those utilities recoup their costs.

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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?