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April 10, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
To pay for improvements to the city-owned electric service, the City Council has given tentative approval to invite bids to issue $65 million in bonds. The bond issue "puts the utility in a better position to compete in the future," said Mike Bell, public utilities assistant general manager. With the deregulation of the electric industry, the city needs to reduce generation costs to remain competitive, city officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2001 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While their Orange County neighbors have been buffeted for months with power shortages and rate hikes, Anaheim denizens have basked cozily--and cheaply--in the warmth provided by the city's robust public utility. But Anaheim's independence has limits. It is still tethered to the state power grid, so it would be vulnerable to rolling blackouts if they reach Southern California. That would be no small matter.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
The city's Public Utilities Department has won two awards from the California Municipal Utilities Assn. for its innovative energy and water programs. The 1997 Resource Conservation award recognizes California consumer-owned utilities for their excellence and innovation in energy and water conservation. Anaheim received one award for its Energy Sale for New Construction program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager Edward Aghjayan has announced he will retire in December. Aghjayan has overseen the operation of Anaheim's $348-million public utilities budget and 330 employees for 10 years. Under Aghjayan, the utilities company won the Energy Innovator of the Year award seven times from the American Public Power Assn. and 12 community service/resource efficiency awards from the California Municipal Utilities Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997
Water customers will get credits on their bills as a result of an $859,000 refund the city's Public Utilities Department will receive from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The refund is part of $70 million in cost savings that MWD is distributing to its 27 member agencies, which include Anaheim. About 60,000 Anaheim water customers will see the credit on their utility bills this month and in May. The amount will vary based on typical water use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Seeking to increase the competitiveness of Anaheim's 102-year-old electric utility, the City Council has approved inviting proposals from private firms interested in working in partnership with the city. The action comes as city officials prepare for competition from other utility companies that could be allowed to operate in the city as early as mid-1999 under a statewide electric restructuring plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
A $45.2-million plan to move utility lines underground in various areas of the city over the next five years won the City Council's backing this week. The 15 projects identified in the utility conversion plan include one in the Anaheim Resort Area that will be carried out in conjunction with the widening of the Santa Ana Freeway. Other scheduled projects will affect Ball Road, Western Avenue, Lincoln Avenue and Euclid Street. Since 1990, the city has spent $25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
A plan to charge utilities a fee for cutting trenches into streets is on hold for now, city officials said after an airing of the issue. At a City Council workshop this week to hear arguments for and against the proposed "street deterioration fee," city engineers cited several studies indicating that utility trenches in pavement, even when they are patched properly, reduce the life of streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager Edward Aghjayan has announced he will retire in December. Aghjayan has overseen the operation of Anaheim's $348-million public utilities budget and 330 employees for 10 years. Under Aghjayan, the utilities company won the Energy Innovator of the Year award seven times from the American Public Power Assn. and 12 community service/resource efficiency awards from the California Municipal Utilities Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2000 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ending a 106-year monopoly on electrical service to city residents, Anaheim Public Utilities for the first time today will begin allowing residents and businesses to choose their energy provider. The move won't have immediate consequences for residents and businesses, however, because no alternative energy providers have registered in Anaheim. City officials said it would take about two years before all customers are given the option.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2000 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While much of California scrounged for power this week, Anaheim Public Utilities, humming along on its own power, reported an excess. Anaheim's hardiness during a summer crunch that has shaken the power industry is an indicator that it will do well in the future, experts said. In fact, within two years, Anaheim's electric energy bills could be the envy of Orange County. State-mandated deregulation in 1996 of privately backed utilities has turned the business of providing electricity upside-down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2000 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ending a 106-year monopoly on electrical service to city residents, Anaheim Public Utilities for the first time today will begin allowing residents and businesses to choose their energy provider. The move won't have immediate consequences for residents and businesses, however, because no alternative energy providers have registered in Anaheim. City officials said it would take about two years before all customers are given the option.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
To pay for improvements to the city-owned electric service, the City Council has given tentative approval to invite bids to issue $65 million in bonds. The bond issue "puts the utility in a better position to compete in the future," said Mike Bell, public utilities assistant general manager. With the deregulation of the electric industry, the city needs to reduce generation costs to remain competitive, city officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Seeking to increase the competitiveness of Anaheim's 102-year-old electric utility, the City Council has approved inviting proposals from private firms interested in working in partnership with the city. The action comes as city officials prepare for competition from other utility companies that could be allowed to operate in the city as early as mid-1999 under a statewide electric restructuring plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997
Water customers will get credits on their bills as a result of an $859,000 refund the city's Public Utilities Department will receive from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The refund is part of $70 million in cost savings that MWD is distributing to its 27 member agencies, which include Anaheim. About 60,000 Anaheim water customers will see the credit on their utility bills this month and in May. The amount will vary based on typical water use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
A long-term agreement to provide electricity to the Disneyland Resort project at a discount will be considered by the City Council tonight. The city-owned Public Utilities Department has negotiated the agreement with the Walt Disney Co. to provide electric service at a discounted rate at least through 2005. After that, the agreement gives the city the first right of refusal through 2010 to match any offer that Disney receives from another electricity provider. Edward K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ
In the mid-1890s, downtown merchants decided they needed a way to keep customers in the area after dark. The answer: electric lights. Less than a year later, the merchants got their wish when the city completed its own electric plant. The facility, which initially lit 175 incandescent lamps and 22 arc lamps, was Southern California's first municipally owned utility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected claims by three cities that Southern California Edison Co. abused its monopoly power by restricting their access to interstate transmission lines. The cities of Anaheim, Riverside and Vernon, which all receive electricity over Edison's lines, complained about the limits imposed by Edison on access to the Pacific Intertie, which carries relatively inexpensive power from the Northwest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
The city's Public Utilities Department has won two awards from the California Municipal Utilities Assn. for its innovative energy and water programs. The 1997 Resource Conservation award recognizes California consumer-owned utilities for their excellence and innovation in energy and water conservation. Anaheim received one award for its Energy Sale for New Construction program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
A $45.2-million plan to move utility lines underground in various areas of the city over the next five years won the City Council's backing this week. The 15 projects identified in the utility conversion plan include one in the Anaheim Resort Area that will be carried out in conjunction with the widening of the Santa Ana Freeway. Other scheduled projects will affect Ball Road, Western Avenue, Lincoln Avenue and Euclid Street. Since 1990, the city has spent $25.
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