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. 

Learn more about our journey toward becoming a CleanPowerCitySM.

August 25 virtual forum

Thanks to everyone who attended our virtual forum.

Our virtual forum covered the following topics:

  • 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

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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.

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.

Ed Hamzawi

Headshot of Ed HamzawiEd is responsible for overseeing research & development projects and the planning and implementation of SMUD’s distributed energy resource and carbon reduction customer programs, which include energy efficiency, building electrification, electric vehicles, distributed generation and storage, load flexibility and green pricing products to support SMUD’s 2030 Zero Carbon Plan. He’s been with SMUD since 1999 and has worked in the field of energy for the private and public sectors for more than 35 years. He’s a graduate of the University of California Davis, School of Engineering, and holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.