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

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

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
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 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 September 1, 2019.

  • 114

    SMUD

  • 184

    Pacific Gas & Electric

  • 113

    Roseville Electric

  • 115

    Turlock

  • 134

    Modesto

  • 158

    Southern California Edison

  • 159

    LADWP

  • 223

    San Diego Gas and 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.

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 Jun. 25, 2019 R-1-4
R TOD Residential Time-of-Day Service Jun. 25, 2019 R-TOD-1-4
NLGT Outdoor Lighting Service Jan. 1, 2019 NLGT-1-2
HGA Hydro Generation Adjustment Jan. 1, 2019 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 Dec. 31, 2019 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 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 Jun. 25, 2019 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 Jun. 25, 2019 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 Jun. 25, 2019 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 Jun. 25, 2019 2-21
If you would like more information or have questions or comments about rules and regulations go to: pricing@smud.org.