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Riverside County's Emergency Management Department recently notified AEC that our members may seek reimbursement for expenses incurred during the Cranston Fire from the California Victim's Compensation Fund.

Click here for the application and instructions on filing. 

Applications are also available in the AEC office.

Capital Credits Were Returned In September 2018

Once again capital credits were returned and reflected on this year's September's bill.

This year AEC is returning $250,000.00 in capital credits to members. Since 1989 AEC has returned over $11 million.

Rural electric cooperatives, such as Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AEC) operate differently than investor-owned utilities (IOU's). Electric cooperatives are not-for-profit entities, delivering electricity to their membership at the cost of service. IOU's, on the other hand, exist to make a profit, a part of which is distributed to investors in the form of dividends. These dividends are only available to those who invest in the utility. The remainder of the profit is retained by the IOU.

In the cooperative model, excess revenue that is left over at the end of the year must be returned to it's membership in the form of Capital Credits. The amount returned is in proportion to the member's electric bill. A member with high electric bills will earn more capital credits than a member with lower electric bills.

This year AEC is returning a portion of capital credits earned from 1998 through 2016.


Devastating wildfires threaten California every year. 
CAL FIRE is reminding Californians that when it comes to wildfires, remember “Ready, Set, Go!”. Be Ready for a wildfire by maintaining 100 feet of Defensible Space and hardening your home with fire resistant building materials. Be Set for a wildfire by having a wildfire action plan in place so you know what to take and where to go if you are evacuated. Lastly, go early when a wildfire approaches or you are asked to evacuate.

Homeowners looking for additional information on how to prepare themselves, their families and their homes for wildfire can visit The site offers tips for residents to make their homes more resistant to wildfires and to ensure that their families are ready to evacuate early and safely when a wildfire strikes.


Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AEC) has been named as one of a select group of utilities that connected the most solar or the most energy storage to the grid in 2017, earning it a spot on the annual Top 10 utility industry lists compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).
In survey results released April 25, AEC ranked No. 2 on the Utility Solar list, with 1455.5 watts-per-customer installed in 2017. The 2018 listings are the first time AEC has made SEPA’s Top 10.
Awards are given in four categories: Top 10 utilities for most new solar megawatts and most new watts per customer, and Top 10 utilities for most new storage megawatts and most watts per customer. The Top 10 winners in all categories were recognized at the organization’s flagship utility event, the SEPA Utility Conference, this year being held in Rancho Mirage.
The 11th annual survey collected figures from over 400 utilities across the country on solar, energy storage and demand response connected to the grid in 2017 and since 2007 for solar.
“We’re very excited to receive this recognition by SEPA,” said Kevin Short, AEC General Manager. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts to bring renewable energy generation to our members, an achievement that we could not have accomplished without the tireless efforts of our Generation and Transmission partner, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative. Their work both here in California and in Arizona towards helping us meet our state mandated renewable goals has been critical to our success.”

Read more by clicking on the heading above.

We all have times in our lives that we need a little help with the everyday issues that come up occasionally; the kind of issues that involve financial challenges.

As a member owned and controlled cooperative, one of our basic principles is “Concern for Community.” For Anza Electric, this simply means that we have a responsibility to do what we can to make the place that we all live a little better. When our members have financial challenges, we want to be able to help. Here are three programs available to do just that:

Smiles 4 Seniors

If you’re over 65 and meet certain income requirements, this non-profit program provides emergency assistance and safety net services to struggling low income seniors who would otherwise have nowhere to turn. Contact them at Smiles for Seniors Foundation P.O. Box 1113 Yucaipa Ca. 92399. (909)790-6671 or visit their website at

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Administered by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, this federally funded program provides utility payment assistance and weatherization services to low income customers in Riverside County. Apply online at

Cooperative Care Program

This program is truly what our Cooperative is all about- helping our Members. We started this program ourselves, looking for a way to provide a helping hand when and where it’s needed. Members are eligible for up to $300 assistance annually, and the Thimble Club administers the program. It’s funded through Operation Roundup®, which rounds up participants’ electric bills to the nearest dollar, and contributing the extra change to the program. Funding is also provided through escheated Capital Credit funds.

To get more information on this unique program, visit our website here:

To sign up for Operation Round Up info, please visit:

Or, stop by the office or give us a call at (951)763-4333. We’re always glad to help.

Occasionally, it’s necessary to perform maintenance on our equipment and that sometimes involves temporarily disconnecting our members’ power.
The members most affected are those who are on life support. We maintain a list of those who depend on any type of life support system and we use
this list to notify these individuals of a planned outage.
If you or someone in your household is on life support please be sure and let us know.
Identification tags are also placed on meters to alert crews of the existence of a life support system.


Because power outages can’t always be controlled and the duration of the outage may be extensive, it’s important to maintain a sufficient
backup supply of oxygen or other medical equipment you may need during this time.




Is your account past due?

If your due date has passed or you have a payment arrangement you have not kept, contact the AEC office right away. In most cases, we can offer some additional payment time.

What will happen if I don’t pay by the due date?

The short answer is, your service will be disconnected. Disconnecting services for the non-payment is the last thing we want to do. That's why we encourage members to contact the AEC office.

If you receive a delinquent notice on your bill, you will need to respond to the date hi-lighted in the message and also listed in red at the bottom of the bill as the “Disconnect Date. ”

If you have already made a payment arrangement and find you can’t keep the date, be sure to contact the AEC office to see if new arrangements can be made. If no arrangement exists or an arrangement has been broken, a message will be sent to the phone number(s) we have on file letting you know to respond by a specific date and time to avoid disconnection.

Click Late Payment FAQ above to see more......

Rounding up your bill can make a difference - Operation Roundup

Your spare change alone may not make a big difference – however, when you combine that spare change with all of your neighbors, it can change lives.

With that concept in mind, Anza Electric Cooperative established Operation Roundup as a way for our 4,000 members to combine their spare change for the benefit of the communities in this area.

The program was set up with the goal of making a big difference with small change. By allowing AEC to round up your monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar amount each month, the extra pennies are contributed to the AEC Operation Roundup fund.

Operation Roundup was started by Palmetto Electric Cooperative, in South Carolina, in 1989. Since then over 278 electric cooperatives nationwide have chosen to adopt the program.




Just in time for the Holidays, AEC & KOYT Radio have started giving out FREE computers to income qualified individuals and families.

AEC has teamed up with the County of Riverside and KOYT radio to provide free refurbished computers to income qualified individuals.

We have over 50 Refurbished Desktop computers with Windows 10 Pro & Office Pro ready to be given away to qualifying applicants. Applications are available at the KOYT and AEC offices or click here for the English and Spanish online application. 



AEC now takes American Express again.

AEC had stopped taking the American Express credit card earlier this year because it was cost prohibitive but a new agreement is in place that will cut the costs significantly so we are now offering it again as a payment option for our members.


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