Understanding your bill

To make it easy for you to read and understand your bill, you can see numbered descriptions and icons to better explain your energy usage and charges.

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This is a sample of a solar bill when you elect to pay for your electricity usage on a monthly basis. The sample bill line items may not match all the line items on your solar bill due the variability of solar generation and billing options.

Understand your solar monthly bill

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. The sample bill line items may not match all the line items on your solar bill due the variability of solar generation and billing options.

Understand your solar annual bill

Manage your account using our digital tools

If you don’t have an online SMUD account then this is a perfect time to create one. Pay online, view your energy usage, plus a host of other benefits. Learn more about the tools created with you in mind.

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