Countdown to carbon-free

Why is carbon-free important?

Children in the Sacramento region are

22 % more likely

to develop asthma than an average American child

Sacramento was ranked the

7 th worst

city in the nation for air pollution

2021 J.D. Power Sustainability Index Study

80 % of SMUD customers

believe climate change can be reduced

Leading the way to a cleaner future

With smoke and ash from wildfires and other impacts from climate change, Sacramento has some of the dirtiest air in the country.

That's why we're committed to eliminating 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions from our electric generation by 2030

We know that providing carbon-free energy is essential to improving our air quality and creating a better, cleaner environment.

It also puts us on the map as an environmental leader, attracting innovative businesses and creating new jobs.

Our children, grandchildren and future generations need us to do the right thing now, so that they can enjoy a Clean PowerCity in the future. 

Join the charge


J.D. Power 2021 Certified Sustainability Leader - Electric Utility

We’re proud to be recognized as a J.D. Power Certified Sustainability Leader for outstanding leadership in addressing climate change.*

We'll continue our commitment to provide safe and reliable power at rates that are among the lowest in California.

Keeping our employees, customers and community safe is our top priority.
We work hard to make sure you enjoy some of the lowest rates in California.

We're constantly working to avoid outages by ensuring and improving reliability for our region.

Creating a carbon-free community

See how we’ll get to 100%.

See how our power sources will change by 2030

Over the next 9 years, we'll transform where your power comes from.

Here's how we'll accomplish our goal:

  1. We'll take two plants offline by 2025 and switch others to alternative fuel sources.
  2. We’re increasing our amount of renewables and battery storage by 3.5 times.
  3. We'll adopt new technologies and be part of innovative projects and programs.
  4. We'll expand partnerships and grants to offset additional costs and keep rates low.

We’re moving toward zero carbon with equity in mind to ensure we meet our goal in an inclusive way through incentives, low-income programs, working with our Sustainable Communities partners and more.

If you're interested in learning more, our 2030 Zero Carbon Plan details what we'll do to reach our goal.

See our Zero Carbon Plan       Read our Road to zero blog       2022 Zero Carbon Plan Progress Report

Join the charge

Show your support to create a healthier environment and cleaner air.
Ready to take the next step? Explore how to get involved.

Count me in

Become a Clean Power Champion by letting us know you support our 2030 Zero Carbon Plan and we'll send you some free swag!

Why clean air is important



Improved health

Transportation is the #1 source of air pollution and can make allergies and asthma worse.


Protecting our environment

Climate change increases the frequency and intensity of heat waves, droughts and wildfires.


Our children deserve better

Children in the Sacramento region are 22% more likely to develop asthma than other children in America.

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How you can get involved

Join us as we work towards a carbon-free future.

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