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Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. has filed a Grant Application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) under the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) program. We are seeking grant assistance from the CASF program to support our ConnectAnza high speed internet project as we begin the buildout in Garner Valley, Pinyon, and Mountain Center.

Letters of support from our members are crucial to this process. Please take the time to complete a letter to the CPUC showing your support of our efforts. Letters that detail the impact of access to high speed internet for you personally or in your business are especially important.

Please send completed letters to the addresses included in the mailing list.   LETTER        CONTACT LIST

Thank you for your support!


Our community has been underserved by internet service providers since the creation of the internet. We are rural, sparsely populated, and for-profit telecom providers aren't interested in serving our needs.
Our local cooperative, Anza Electric, is proposing to build Phase 2 of their ConnectAnza fiber-to-the-premises project to serve the communities of Pinyon, Mountain Center, and Garner Valley with 50Mb/s fiber optic internet service for $49 per month. They have applied for a California Advanced Services Fund grant to do this. The areas are priority areas according to CASF: CASF Prority Areas
The CASF grant application summary may be seen here: ConnectAnza Phase 2
When constructed we will finally have high speed, reliable and affordable internet service to our homes, businesses and institutions. Area anchor institutions such as Camp Ronald McDonald, the Girl Scouts Camp Schermer, Lake Hemet Campground, Hurkey Creek Campground, and the UC Riverside Deep Canyon Research Facility will be served, as well as area fire stations and all residences.
This project has been supported by all area elected officials, as well as 93% of the area's residents and businesses. ConnectAnza Phase 1 is successfully under way with a generous CASF grant under the phase 1 application. See the ConnectAnza website at
Please join us in support of ConnectAnza's grant application by signing this petition.  Thank you!

SunAnza Dedication

Join us Saturday, August 19th at 10 a.m. for the SunAnza Solar Array dedication at the Cooperative office.

The first segment of the project has been completed and the new solar array will help AEC comply with the State of California’s Renewable Energy goals.

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th.



A total of 349 valid, identifiable, signed ballot return envelopes, containing 349 ballots were received. An additional six (6) ballot envelopes were received unsigned and were invalid. 
Tabulation is as follows:

Merl Johnson              55
Joel Carlisle              149
Ryall Stewart               81
Annika Knoppel           50

Director Elected District I Position: Joel Carlisle

Milt "Jordy" Jordan   164
Michael Machado     172

Director Elected District II Position: Michael Machado

Stephen Silkotch       256
Robert Hepler              67

Director Elected District III - 1 Year Seat Position: Stephen Silkotch

Stephan Lauzier        179
Belinda Hepler           152

Director Elected District III - 3 Year Seat Position: Stephan Lauzier

Inspector of Election: Karen Holden/The Ballot Box, Tustin, CA.

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.



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