Residential rates

The Time-of-Day (5-8 p.m.) Rate is the standard rate for all residential customers. Customers can also choose the optional Fixed Rate.

Time-of-Day (5-8 p.m.) Rate details

The rates below are effective from January 1 to September 30, 2020. Rates will be updated October 1, 2020. Learn more about upcoming rate changes.

Summer

June 1 - September 30

Midnight
Noon
5PM
8PM
Midnight
Off-peak
Midnight – noon
$0.1209 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Mid-peak
Noon – 5 p.m.
$0.1671 kWh
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.2941 kWh
Mid-peak
8 p.m. – midnight
$0.1671 kWh

Non-summer

October 1 - May 31

Midnight
5PM
8PM
Midnight
Off-peak
Midnight – 5 p.m.
$0.1035 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.1430 kWh
Off-peak
8 p.m. - midnight
$0.1035 kWh
System Infrastructure Fixed Charge per month $21.05

The Hydro Generation Adjustment may be applied to all energy usage.

Learn how to read the rate codes.

Rate comparison 

SMUD's rates are among the lowest in California, and on average are 35% lower than those of neighboring PG&E.

The chart below shows the monthly price for a residential bill @ 750 kWh per month as of January 1, 2020.

  • 118

    SMUD

  • 194

    Pacific Gas & Electric

  • 113

    Roseville Electric

  • 116

    Turlock

  • 136

    Modesto

  • 156

    Southern California Edison

  • 161

    LADWP

  • 220

    San Diego Gas and Electric

For more information about SMUD's rates and bill comparison, visit the rate comparison page.

 

These links contain all rates in effect on and after the date indicated for service in SMUD territory. See a general guide to our residential rates and other programs.

Section 1 -- Rate Schedules
Preliminary Statement Jan. 1, 2020
R Residential Service Jan. 1, 2020 R-1-4
R TOD Residential Time-of-Day Service Jan. 1, 2020 R-TOD-1-4
NLGT Outdoor Lighting Service Jan. 1, 2020 NLGT-1-2
HGA Hydro Generation Adjustment Jan. 1, 2020 HGA-1-2
NEM1 Net Metering for Qualifying Facilities Jun. 25, 2019 NEM1-1-3
NEM2 Successor Net Metering for Qualifying Facilities  Jun. 25, 2019  NEM2-1
Residential Service Medical Equipment Discount Program Jul. 1, 2017 MED-1
Energy Assistance Program Jan. 1, 2020 EAPR-1-2
RBC Renewable Energy Bill Credit Aug. 16, 2013 RBC-1-3 

How to read the rate codes.

Other rate-related information

If you would like more information or have questions or comments about rates, rules, and regulations contact our Rates Team at pricing@smud.org. 

These links contain all rules and regulations in effect on and after the date indicated for service in SMUD territory.

Service rules - by accepting service from SMUD you have agreed to our rules and regulations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Section 2 -- Rules and Regulations
1 - Definitions Jun. 25, 2019 01-1-03             
2 - Service Conditions Jan. 1, 2014 02-1-4             
3 - Application for Service Jan. 1, 2014 03-1             
4 - Contracts Jan. 1, 2016 04-1             
6 - Billing, Payment of Bill, and Credit Jan. 1, 2014 06-1-3             
8 - Notices and Communications Jan. 1, 2014 08-1             
10 - Adjustment for Errors in Electric Bills Jan. 1, 2014 10-1             
11 - Discontinuance and Restoration of Service Jun. 25, 2019 11-1-2             
12 - Application of Rates Jul. 1, 2017 12-1             
13 - Temporary Service Jan. 1, 2014 13-1             
14 - Shortage of Supply and Interruption of Delivery Jan. 1, 2014 14-1             
15 - Extension of Facilities to Residential Premises Jan. 1, 2014 15-1-3             
16 - Extension of Facilities to Non-Residential Premises Jun. 25, 2019 16-1-4             
17 - Meter Tests and Adjustment of Bills for Meter Error Jul. 1, 2017 17-1             
18 - Services to Premises and Use of Energy Aug. 16, 2013 18-1-2             
21 - Interconnection Requirements Jun. 25, 2019 21-1             
If you would like more information or have questions or comments about rates, rules, and regulations contact our Rates Team at pricing@smud.org.