Road to Zero Carbon virtual forum

SMUD’s Road to Zero Carbon virtual forums are an opportunity to learn more about our 2030 Zero Carbon Plan to eliminate carbon emissions from our power supply by 2030 – the most ambitious carbon reduction goal of any large utility in the United States.

We held our first virtual forum on Monday, May 17, 2021. Our next forum is tentatively scheduled for October 2021.

Learn more about our journey toward becoming a CleanPowerCitySM.

May 17 virtual forum

Below you'll find the topics that were covered during our May 17 meeting. 

  • Special welcome from SMUD Board President Nancy Bui-Thompson

  • The need to take action on eliminating carbon emissions
  • Overview of SMUD’s 2030 Zero Carbon Plan
  • Incentives & programs for customers
  • How SMUD’s customers and community can join the charge
  • What’s next in the journey to zero carbon 

Meeting presentation

You can download a copy of the presentation that was used in the virtual forum below.

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Meet the presenters

Nancy Bui-Thompson

Nancy Bui-ThompsonNancy Bui-Thompson is president of the SMUD Board of Directors. She was first elected to the SMUD Board in 2008 and has been re-elected three times by the 215,000 constituents of Ward 2, which includes the communities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Rancho Murieta, Galt, Wilton and Elk Grove. She was the first Vietnamese American to serve on the SMUD Board.

A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, President Thompson is a technology and management professional who over the last two decades has worked with government agencies and energy and health-care organizations.      

Bryan Swann

Headshot of Bryan Swann Bryan is responsible for SMUD’s integrated resource planning process and strategy, focused on achieving SMUD’s aggressive carbon reduction goals, such as our newly approved 2030 Zero Carbon goal, while ensuring reliable service and affordable rates for all of our customers. During his 10 years at SMUD, he’s also served as manager of Commodity Risk Management, focused on managing SMUD’s energy risk profile. Prior to SMUD, Bryan worked at Henwood Energy as a power consultant for nearly a decade and worked at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).     

Rachel Huang

Headshot of Rachel HuangRachel is responsible for the development of the strategic roadmap for distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency, as well as the research and demonstration of innovative and emerging technologies. During her 15-year tenure at SMUD, Rachel has also had responsibility for strategic planning for customer solutions and operations, SMUD’s Customer Experience efforts, as well as New Business Development. Prior to SMUD, Rachel worked in consumer product development for Procter & Gamble.