Zero Carbon Energy Solutions

Power Generation 

Power Generation provides a diverse supply of energy in a safe, reliable, efficient, environmentally, financially and legally responsible manner. This department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of SMUD's electricity generating assets including hydro, wind, thermal and solar as well as SMUD’s natural gas pipeline. 

Josh Langdon, Director
1-916-732-7295 |

Advanced Energy Solutions

This team is responsible for customer program design and development to increase adoption of, and allow for, SMUD dispatching distributed energy resources such as solar, wind and other renewable resources. The Distributed Energy Strategy Implementation team also conducts research and development activities that support SMUD’s 2030 Zero Carbon Plan.

Ed Hamzawi, Director
1-916-732-5449 |

Customer & Grid Strategy

Responsible for developing company-wide strategies for customer services and distributed energy solutions, grid improvements in light of our resource plan and increased adoption of customer distributed technologies. The department also identifies research and development priorities to determine new technologies and business models as we transition to a zero carbon future while continuing to meet our customers’ expectations for safe, reliable, low-cost and environmentally responsible energy and related services. 

Rachel Huang, Director
1-916-732-6930 |

Resource Planning

Develops SMUD’s strategy to achieve zero carbon in our power supply by 2030 through our energy portfolio. Establishes long-term energy resource plans and oversees their implementation through SMUD’s Integrated Resources Plan. The team also considers and integrates how new resources will be utilized, including development and management of market strategy to drive SMUD’s participation in, sales to, and use of wholesale energy markets to meet our energy supply needs. 

Bryan Swann, Director
1-916-732-5534 |

Economic Development & Partnerships

The mission of the Economic Development & Partnerships team is to provide strategy, business planning and commercialization services for substantial new net revenue generation and innovation opportunities across SMUD. They do this by developing business processes and competencies necessary to guide SMUD's optimal use of our assets and expertise in order to generate new net revenue.

James Frasher, Manager
1-916-732-6082 |