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We’re your electric service. That means we work for you through your locally elected Board of Directors.

For over 70 years as your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we’ve delivered on a fundamental promise: to provide you with safe, reliable electricity at affordable rates. We’ve been committed to serving our community because we’re part of the community.

With our eyes on the future, we’re taking steps to reduce our reliance on carbon-based fuels and meet ambitious goals set by your elected Board of Directors and state lawmakers to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We're on track to provide 33% of our energy from renewable sources by 2020. Investments in wind, solar and biogas will help us get there.

 Technology

One important way we do this is through technology that puts you in greater control of your energy choices. From managing your energy at any time and from anywhere, to smart thermostats, appliances and other devices, we're here to help your home operate at peak efficiency.

SMUD’s SmartSacramento® initiative laid the foundation for a wide range of customer benefits and utility-scale advances that can help transform how you use energy and how we serve your energy needs.

This started with the installation of 600,000 smart meters across our entire service area. These are connected to other leading technologies to create a "smart grid," allowing for a much more interactive customer experience than ever before.

Energy is vital to our lives. And as our energy future unfolds, you can trust SMUD, your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, to help you make smart choices.

Company profile

SMUD began serving Sacramento in 1946 and is now the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric utility. SMUD provides reliable, affordable electricity to most of Sacramento County and a portion of Placer County. SMUD is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative energy efficiency programs and renewable power technologies, SMUD was the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. See a map of our service area.

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Some facts and figures

  • Population in our service area: 1.5 million
  • Size of our service area: 900 square miles
  • Total accounts served (residential + business): 628,952 (as of Dec. 31, 2017)
  • Number of SMUD employees: 2,293
  • Miles of power lines we own: 10,473
  • Power from non-carbon-emitting resources: 50%

View SMUD annual reports and other documents