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Annual Meeting - July 22nd!


Upcoming July Election for AEC Board of Directors

A record number of Director Candidate petitions were received by the May 24th Candidate Petition deadline.

Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. is governed by seven directors representing the three districts of the cooperative’s service area.  Four seats on the Anza Electric Cooperative board of directors will be open for election this July. Districts I & II will have one, three-year seat available each. District III will have two seats available with one seat for a three year term and one seat for a one year term due to a recently vacated position.
AEC’s democratically elected Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy for the only electric distribution cooperative in Southern California. Directors are committed to policies that result in a safe and reliable electric system, fair rates, financial responsibility and superior member service.

Each year, eligible AEC members can seek nomination for director positions up for election through the petition process established by AEC’s Bylaws requiring thirty valid member signatures.

This year ten valid petitions were accepted and the following individuals will be listed on the July ballot for the four seats.

  DISTRICT I                                                            DISTRICT II

 Joel Carlisle                                               Milt Jordan
 Merl Johnson                                            Michael Machado
 Annika Knoppel
​ Ryall Stewart


Belinda Hepler    – 3 year term               Robert Hepler  - 1 year term
Stephan Lauzier  – 3 year term              Stephen Silkotch, Sr - 1 year term

Annual Meeting information, election material, and the Annual Report will be part of the July Currents magazine arriving in mail boxes the first week of July.

An independent election processor will handle the election and announce the election results at the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 22nd at Hamilton High School. 

Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 a.m. Polls close at 9:00 a.m. when meeting is called to order.

Do you use life support equipment?

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.
With the member’s permission, copies of AEC’s life support list are forwarded to the local fire stations so they also may be aware of a member’s special needs.


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.


ConnectAnza - High-Speed Internet Service

High-speed internet is quickly becoming a reality for the area. 

Construction has begun and fiber optic cable is being hung.                                                                                                                                 

Free Wi-Fi internet is currently available at the Anza Community Hall and Minor Park. No password is needed!

A map has been uploaded to showing the areas we're currently building in. Sign up for high-speed internet service at

To track our progress or sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date
on the project visit

ConnectAnza - Fiber is being hung!

ConnectAnza is busy installing fiber to more areas.

You may see our contractors in your area hanging the fiber cable on our utility poles.  If they need access to the poles on your property, they will leave you a white Anza Electric card.

Please contact Anza Electric ASAP at 951-763-4333 when you receive a card to schedule access for the contractors.

We look forward to getting service to you VERY SOON!

New! Pay-by-Phone Automated Service

New! As part of our dedication to provide safe, secure service, AEC is introducing a new toll-free phone number specifically for payments.

Members can pay their bills over the phone with a debit/credit card, or check using the new Pay-by-Phone number 844-311-7201.


Battery Back-up System - SIMPLE!

Stand by Battery/Inverter
Did you see our standby battery back-up display at the annual meeting in July? If not, it's currently on display in the lobby of the AEC office.

This system is a very simple form of back-up that can be used for virtually any 120 volt, cord & plug connected houshold appliance such as:

  • Refrigerator
  • Medical Apparatus (breathing machine, CPAP device, etc.)
  • Portable Lights

Read more about the simple back-up system here.

Late Payment FAQ

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......

Operation Round up

Small change that changes lives - 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 the 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.

Click Operation Round up above to see more.......

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