For Immediate Release: October 3, 2017

SMUD launches online marketplace

SMUD Energy Store offers a wide variety of energy-saving products along with instant online rebates

SMUD has launched a new online store dedicated to providing its customers with energy-saving products at affordable prices. SMUD Energy Store, available at smudenergystore.com, offers a variety of smart thermostats, connected home products, lighting products, water-saving products and outdoor living products. Many items come with instant online rebates, significantly reducing the out-of-pocket prices of products such as NEST learning thermostats and Phillips LED bulbs.

Powered by Simple Energy—the nation’s leading provider of utility-branded marketplaces—SMUD Energy Store helps take the guesswork out of shopping for energy-related products. Each item in the store has been carefully selected by SMUD energy experts based on a variety of criteria, including price, quality, manufacturer support and warranty, ability to save SMUD customers energy and more. Products purchased from SMUD Energy Store typically ship in one to two business days and orders over $49 ship for free. All other orders ship for a flat rate of $5.

“For years our customers have been asking us to recommend products that will help them save energy and money,“ said Nicole Howard, SMUD’s chief customer officer. “SMUD Energy Store offers a wide variety of these products in an easy-to-use, efficient online marketplace. We’re excited to provide a new service to our customers that we think they’ll find very valuable.”

SMUD Energy Store will continually add new products over time, and SMUD will work with Simple Energy to help launch new services and tools over the next several years.

SMUD is a model to utilities across the country for their commitments to innovation and customer satisfaction,” said Simple Energy CEO Yoav Lurie. “We are very excited to help them deliver a seamless way for customers to take meaningful, energy-wise actions.”

To learn more about SMUD Energy Store, visit smudenergystore.com.

To learn more about Simple Energy, visit simpleenergy.com.

About Simple Energy

Simple Energy is the leading provider of utility-branded marketplaces for large investor-owned, municipal, and cooperative utilities like Exelon, Southern Company, Xcel Energy, National Grid, and SMUD. Simple Energy’s software as a service (“SaaS”) instant rebate, customer engagement, digital marketing, and ecommerce solutions engage customers, drive energy savings, facilitate the sale of energy-saving products and services, and serve as the platform for the utility of the future.

About SMUD

As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for about 70 years to Sacramento County and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD’s power mix is about 50 percent non-carbon emitting. For more information, visit smud.org.