We’re committed to the growth and development of our local business community.

Our commercial development team is here to support developers through the build process, from project conceptualization and implementation to meter set up and utility account activation. Your dedicated commercial development representative will coordinate all the touch points within SMUD, as well as serve as a liaison to facilitate integration with other utility services. See a boundary map to identify your project location and commercial development representative. 

With national attention on the new Golden 1 Center and upcoming developments, others are starting to see what we've known for a long time — the Sacramento region is a great place to live and do business.

SMUD's Commercial Development team is a resource for our major developer customers in the planning, coordination and connection of their project to our grid. We are your go-to utility partner vital in the pre, during and post development of your project.


Meet our team

Greg Hribar
Greg Hribar,

Manager, Commercial Development

Serving developers building projects in Folsom, Rancho Cordova and sections of South Sacramento.



Bonnie Estep,
Management Analyst

Functioning as the team’s administrative support, tracking, analytics and website needs.


Aaron Sussman Aaron Sussman,

Representative, Commercial Development

Serving developers building projects in Citrus Heights, North Natomas, Rio Linda, Elk Grove and sections of the City and County of Sacramento.



Commercial development boundary map

Find the location of your project on the map and see the corresponding representative.


Download PDF Map

A rule to grow by

As your community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility, we’re committed to supporting and encouraging regional economic development. That’s why, for qualifying projects, our Rule and Regulation 16 is available to help developers, businesses and commercial customers with the installation of new or upgraded electric service to their business.

Here’s what developers can expect under the new Rule 16:

  • After SMUD’s design is completed, developer will receive a cost estimate from SMUD as described in Rule 16.
  • The initial kW offset will be set at $125/kW based on the diversified load as determined by SMUD.
  • Projects must meet an estimated diversified load of at least 300 kW.
  • Developing a furnished and installed underground duct system (including necessary conduits, ducts, manholes, vaults, pads and concrete encasement of conduit where required) is not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Offsets will not be more than 100% of the estimated cost for SMUD-installed facilities.
  • A non-refundable design deposit is required with the customer's service application.
  • The per kW offset amount will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

Your bill impact

For qualifying projects, developers will receive the offset amount (per kW) for SMUD costs to provide new or upgraded electric service to the project. Depending on the design and requirements, the offset will range from covering a portion of the estimated cost to covering the entire estimated cost. Qualified businesses will receive a line item credit on their Rule 16 invoice and contract from SMUD

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Contact us

We can be reached by email at development@smud.org or by calling 1-916-732-5448.

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