FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES ENCOURAGES CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY TO MEET HIGHER THAN NORMAL DEMANDS
City of Anaheim also offers cooling centers to beat the heat
ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 15, 2014) Southern California will experience hot weather over the next few days, and Anaheim Public Utilities is encouraging all customers to conserve electricity to help meet the higher-than-normal demands.
While Anaheim Public Utilities is Orange County’s only municipally-held public utility, it is vital that Anaheim residents and businesses join the statewide efforts to conserve energy.
Simple steps that Anaheim customers can take to reduce energy use include setting the thermostat to 78 degrees (or higher), turning off unnecessary lights, and waiting until evening to run appliances. Following are resources on other ways to conserve energy and to stay cool during the heat. Also, September is National Preparedness Month, so being prepared is the key to recovery during any planned or unplanned event.
ENERGY CONSERVATION TIPS:
- 101 Ways to Save Energy
- Q & A on what happens in Anaheim when there are statewide power shortages
- Energy tips for renters
Please call the location nearest you for hours of operation:
- Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. (714) 765-3373
- Canyon Hills Library, 400 Scout Trail, (714) 974-7360
- Central Branch Library, 500 W. Broadway, (714) 765-1880
- Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center St. (714) 765-4500
- East Anaheim Library, 8201 Santa Ana Canyon, (714) 765-3887
- Euclid Branch Library, 1340 S. Euclid, (714) 765-3625
- Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W. Broadway, (714) 765-5075
- Ponderosa Joint Use Library, 240 E. Orangewood Ave., (714) 740-0202
- Sunkist Branch Library, 901 S. Sunkist, (714) 765-3576
- West Anaheim Youth Center, 320 S. Beach Blvd., (714) 765-6400
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
September is National Preparedness Month, and Anaheim Fire & Rescue reminds residents to be prepared and ready in the event of a fire, or other emergency. Resources and information are available at www.anaheim.net/prepare.
For more information on Anaheim Public Utilities, please visit www.anaheim.net/utilities.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.