Understanding your bill
Your bill has a new look. We redesigned your bill to help you manage your energy usage on our new Time-of-Day Rates. To make it easy for you to read and understand your bill, we've created graphics to better explain your energy usage and charges.
Other resources: 2019 meter-reading schedule
All new customer on-site generating facilities that apply for interconnection to SMUD’s grid after July 1, 2019 will be subject to future rates/charges adopted by the SMUD Board of Directors, including a proposed Grid Access Charge currently contained in the CEO & GM’s Report.
As a solar customer, your electricity bill differs from our standard electricity bill. Solar customers are billed monthly and placed on a 12-month settlement cycle. You can elect to pay for your electricity usage once a year or on a monthly basis. Depending on which option you select, your bill will look different. This is a sample of a bill when you elect to pay for your electricity usage annually.
This is a sample of a solar bill when you elect to pay for your electricity usage on a monthly basis.
Eligible customers are transitioning to the new Time-of-Day (5-8 p.m.) Rate. Until they transition, customers will remain on the previous residential rate (RSGH) and will get this bill: