Countdown to carbon-free
Why is carbon-free important?
Children in the Sacramento region are22 % more likely
to develop asthma than an average American child
Sacramento was ranked the6 th worst
city in the nation for air pollution
In the 2020 J.D. Power Sustainability Study82 % of SMUD customers
said they believe climate change can be reduced
Sacramento has some of the dirtiest air in the country. With smoke and ash from wildfires and other impacts from climate change, it's not getting any better.
That's why we're committed to eliminating 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions from our electric generation by 2030. We know that providing carbon-free energy is essential to improving our air quality and creating a better, cleaner environment.
It also puts us on the map as an environmental leader, attracting innovative businesses and creating new jobs.
Our children, grandchildren and future generations need us to do the right thing now, so that they can enjoy a Clean PowerCity℠ in the future.
We'll continue our commitment to provide safe and reliable power at rates that are among the lowest in California.
We're constantly working to avoid outages by ensuring and improving reliability for our region.
Creating a carbon-free community
50% of our power already comes from carbon-free sources. See how we’ll get to 100%.
See how our power sources will change by 2030
Over the next 9 years, we'll transform where your power comes from.
Here's how we'll accomplish our goal:
- We'll take two plants offline by 2025 and switch others to alternative fuel sources.
- We’re increasing our amount of renewables and battery storage by 3.5 times.
- We'll adopt new technologies and be part of innovative projects and programs.
- We'll expand partnerships and grants to offset additional costs and keep rates low.
We’re moving toward zero carbon with equity in mind to ensure we meet our goal in an inclusive way through incentives, low-income programs, working with our Sustainable Communities partners and more.
If you're interested in learning more, our 2030 Zero Carbon Plan details what we'll do to reach our goal.
Join the charge
How you can get involved
Join us as we work towards a carbon-free future.