For Immediate Release: September 19, 2023

SMUD hosts inaugural Connecting our Communities Resource Expo

Dozens of community partners offering vital support services

On Thursday, SMUD will host its first Connecting our Communities Resource Expo, offering community members the opportunity to connect with essential support services and resources designed to ease financial challenges. The welcoming format enables in-person engagement with SMUD experts and community partners for discussions about tailored solutions that align with individual needs, simplifying the path to finding the right answers.



Connecting our Communities Resource Expo


Thursday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to noon


SMUD Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Sacramento




200-plus community members, 25 community organizations, county, city service and nonprofit groups, SMUD Board Vice President Rosanna Herber and SMUD staff


SMUD is collaborating with 25 community organizations, including county and city services and nonprofit groups, to offer information and help with over a dozen essential support services, including healthcare, counseling, affordable housing, utility discounts, legal advice, home repair and weatherization, education, food resources, childcare, veteran services, transportation assistance, job information, library access, financial assistance and more.

Attendees will also learn about SMUD’s Energy Assistance Program, Energy Saver Bundles, MED Rate and other resources that help customers save on energy costs and participate in green energy solutions.

The Resource Expo includes family-friendly STEM activities where kids learn about solar energy and UV radiation, creating solar bracelets to detect UV rays. The event will also feature cooking demos with a chef who will highlight induction stovetops and discuss SMUD rebates and programs that promote green careers.

Anyone interested in attending can register here. Free transportation will be provided by Regional Transit and Paratransit.

About SMUD

As the nation’s sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity to Sacramento County for more than 75 years. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Today, SMUD’s power supply is on average about 50 percent carbon free and SMUD has a goal to reach zero carbon in its electricity production by 2030. For more information on SMUD’s Zero Carbon Plan and its customer programs, visit