Power Content Label (PCL)

AB 162 (Statute of 2009) and Senate Bill 1305 (Statute of 1997) require retail electricity suppliers to disclose information to California consumers about the energy resources used to generate the electricity they sell. The power content label provides information about the energy resources used to generate electricity put into the power grid. Just as a nutrition label provides information about the food you eat, the power content label provides information about your electricity sources.

In December 2019, the California Energy Commission (CEC) modified how all utilities calculate their Power Content Label (PCL). The new calculation indicates Anaheim Public Utilities’ coal percentage increased beginning on the 2019 label. The utility’s overall portfolio has not increased its usage of coal; it is a result of the newly implemented calculation.

Anaheim Public Utilities is actively working to increase energy deliveries from renewable energy resources and decrease greenhouse gas emissions associated with its energy portfolio. Investments in the generation of community-produced solar power and encouraging conservation through programs and rebates have contributed to these efforts. 

Over the past five years, the utility has reduced its emissions by ~40%, well ahead of the statewide goal established with the passage of SB 32 (Statute of 2016) to reduce emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. We also forecast to be completely out of coal by July 2025 when our final coal contract with Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) transitions to natural gas. We project a further reduction in emissions to ~70% below 1990 levels in July 2027 when the IPP contract expires. 

PCL 2019
GHG Graph 2019

For more information, Anaheim Public Utilities’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan outlines how we are working with partners and the community to be 100% carbon free by the year 2045.

Past Power Content Labels

Power Content Label Information


California Energy Commission – Power Content Label