​Help Your Community

When it comes to electricity, there are two main ways you can help your community. You can help by reducing your energy consumption, particularly during the hours of peak demand during summer, when air conditioners are humming. Reducing peak demand means we won’t have to build as many power plants in the future. That’s good for our pocketbooks and our air quality. Learn about our closed Peak Corps program.

The other way you can help is more direct: You can make contributions that enable families in financial crisis to keep their lights on.


You can help families in dire need pay their electric bills. It’s easy. You can have us add as little as $1 a month to your SMUD bill, and we will send your contribution to agencies that specialize in assisting local families.

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Enroll in EnergyHelp

There are two ways to start helping our community:

Sign in to My Account


Complete the form below:

Please enroll me in EnergyHELP

Select a charity. If no box is checked, your contributions will be assigned to one of the charities based on need.