Developer Connections summer 2022

Potential impacts from global supply chain delays and shortages 

As you’re aware, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused global supply chain shortages and delays that are impacting a variety of industries. While SMUD is in a better position than many utilities because we keep a relatively large supply of commonly used materials and have worked closely with suppliers on our forecasting, we’re not immune to global market forces. supply chain

We’re also seeing an increase in construction jobs at a time when the supply of some types of materials and equipment, such as pad-mount transformers, is delayed. We’re actively monitoring the situation and taking many steps to mitigate the impacts on our customers and development community.  

With a primary goal of maintaining reliability and minimizing the impact to planned or future customer projects for new or upgraded service, we’re committed to working closely and proactively with our customers, whose projects may be impacted by this issue. We’re also collaborating with our suppliers and other utilities and looking long-term at our construction and maintenance forecasts so we can adjust to ease the impacts of supply chain equipment shortages.  

Questions? Please email or call 1-916-732-5448

Expanding support for all commercial customers  

As we head into the second half of 2022, our priority remains working towards our goal of eliminating carbon from our power supply by 2030 while providing safe, reliable, affordable and optimal customer experiences. We’ll do this by providing customer service and solutions focused on leveraging clean energy technologies to improve the environment and air quality using practical applications where they are suitable.  

For that reason, it made sense to realign our team and bring all commercial customers together whether they're builders, developers or business customers. SMUD’s Commercial Development & Solutions team is committed to engaging early and often in the design and construction process with builders and developers to advise and navigate the energy landscape. As our team expanded, we’re able to see the process all the way through with ongoing relationships built by our Strategic Account Advisors, who are dedicated to every commercial account. We’re working toward creating a seamless, white-glove experience for all our commercial customers. 

To learn more, visit, and meet our Strategic Account Advisors.  

Upcoming industry workshops

Do you have a recommendation for a workshop that we don’t offer? We’d love to hear from you! Please email your suggestion to To view all business workshops and videos, follow this link

Introduction to lighting controls

July 12, 2022 | 9 - 11 AM | Online workshop

This class will introduce lighting controls, including scheduling devices, occupancy sensors, daylighting controls and ancillary lighting control hardware. We will discuss how to apply these devices in common spaces and how these devices satisfy California Title 24. 

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Living building challenge – workshop and tour

July 14, 2022 | 10 AM - noon | Online workshop

Living buildings are regenerative buildings that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature and community. They are self-sufficient and create a positive impact on the systems that interact with them. Join us on-site at California’s first Living Certified project and the world’s first Living Certified re-use project in the world to learn about the Living Building Challenge from the experts.

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City of Sacramento’s new all-electric building code

July 28, 2022 | 10 - 11 AM | Online workshop

City of Sacramento’s New Building Electrification Ordinance was adopted on June 1, 2021. This reach code requires new low-rise buildings (1-3 stories) to be all electric beginning in 2023 and new high-rise buildings (4+ stories) to be all electric beginning in 2026. This workshop, led by the city’s Community Development Department, will help you understand the impact of the new code on you and your clients. We’ll discuss the details of the ordinance: Why did the City adopt this reach code? What exactly are the requirements? How do we comply? What’s next on the path to decarbonization?

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