Residential rates

The Time-of-Day (5-8 p.m.) Rate is the standard rate for all residential customers. Some customers are still transitioning to this new rate and will receive a letter approximately 30 days before their new rate is effective. Customers can also choose the optional Fixed Rate.

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

Summer

June 1 - September 30

Midnight
Noon
5PM
8PM
Midnight
Off-Peak
Midnight – noon
$0.1166 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Mid-Peak
Noon – 5 p.m.
$0.1611 kWh
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.2835 kWh
Mid-Peak
8 p.m. – midnight
$0.1611 kWh

Non-summer

October 1 - May 31

Midnight
5PM
8PM
Midnight
Off-Peak
Midnight – 5 p.m.
$0.0969 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.1338 kWh
Off-Peak
8 p.m. - midnight
$0.0969 kWh
System Infrastructure Fixed Charge per month $20.30

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 33% lower than those of neighboring PG&E.

The chart below shows the monthly price for a residential bill @ 750 kWh per month as of March 1, 2019.

  • 114

    SMUD

  • 178

    Pacific Gas and Electric

  • 115

    Turlock

  • 134

    Modesto Irrigation District

  • 217

    San Diego Gas and Electric

  • 154

    Southern California Edison

  • 150

    LADWP

  • 114

    Roseville Electric

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

 

What is Time-of-Day?

On Time-of-Day (TOD) rates, when you use electricity is just as important as the amount of electricity you use. You pay different rates for electricity based on the time of day you use it. For example, rates are highest during weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., especially during the summer. Plus, TOD rates give you more control over your bill since you have the ability to shift your electricity use to times when it costs less.  

Note: This rate is currently only open to enrollment to customers who own or lease rooftop solar systems or plug-in electric vehicles.

 

Learn about Time-of-Day Rates

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, 2019
R Residential Service Dec. 31, 2019 1-R-1-4
R TOD Residential Time-of-Day Service Dec. 31, 2019 1-R-TOD-1-4
NLGT Outdoor Lighting Service Jan. 1, 2019 1-NLGT-1-2
HGA Hydro Generation Adjustment Jan. 1, 2019 1-HGA-1-2
NEM Net Metering for Qualifying Facilities Jan. 1, 2018 1-NEM-1-3
Residential Service Medical Equipment Discount Program Jul. 1, 2017 1-MED-1
Energy Assistance Program Dec. 31, 2019 1-EAPR-1-2
RBC Renewable Energy Bill Credit Aug. 16, 2013 1-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 go to: 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 Jan. 1, 2014 2-01
2 - Service Conditions Jan. 1, 2014 2-02
3 - Application for Service Jan. 1, 2014 2-03
4 - Contracts Jan. 1, 2016 2-04
6 - Billing, Payment of Bill, and Credit Jan. 1, 2014 2-06
8 - Notices and Communications Jan. 1, 2014 2-08
10 - Adjustment for Errors in Electric Bills Jan. 1, 2014 2-10
11 - Discontinuance and Restoration of Service Jan. 1, 2014 2-11
12 - Application of Rates Jul. 1, 2017 2-12
13 - Temporary Service Jan. 1, 2014 2-13
14 - Shortage of Supply and Interruption of Delivery Jan. 1, 2014 2-14
15 - Extension of Facilities to Residential Premises Jan. 1, 2014 2-15
16 - Extension of Facilities to Non-Residential Premises Jan. 1, 2014 2-16
17 - Meter Tests and Adjustment of Bills for Meter Error Jul. 1, 2017 2-17
18 - Services to Premises and Use of Energy Aug. 16, 2013 2-18
21 - Interconnection Requirements Jan. 1, 2014 2-21
If you would like more information or have questions or comments about rules and regulations go to: pricing@smud.org.