Home Electricity Reports
SMUD's Home Electricity Reports give you information about how much electricity you're using, including a comparison to households with similar characteristics. They also offer tips to help you make informed decisions about saving energy at home, and money on your bill.
For more information about your electricity usage, log in to My Account.
The reports are only available to a select group of customers based on household characteristics. We hope to make the reports available to more customers in the future.
Frequently asked questions
Why was I selected to be part of the program?
We want to help you save energy and lower your bill. Being better informed helps you to meet this goal.
What is in the report?
Each report provides you the following:
- Information on your home's electricity use: See how your home's electricity use compares to similar nearby homes.
- Progress tracking: See how your home's electricity use changes over time and across seasons.
- Ways to save: Each report offers ways to save energy, plus information on rebates, incentives and special programs.
How often will I receive the report?
The first two reports will be mailed to you monthly. It will then transition to every other month. If you also receive the report by email, you'll receive the email report every month.
Where can I learn more about my energy use?
When you log in to My Account, you can view your usage and what affects it and compare your bills and usage from the previous 24 months.
Can I get my report by email?
Can I opt out of this program?
Can I ask questions about the report?
Is my personal electricity use information private?
Yes. We only use your information to provide you with useful insights about your electricity use. Your information is compiled anonymously and not shared with anyone. Only you can see your personal data.
Who are my neighbors?
Your energy use is being compared to the usage patterns of a group of about 100 neighbors whose homes are close to yours and similar in size. These homes do not necessarily include the homes on your block or in your immediate neighborhood.
How did you choose the homes used in my neighbor comparison?
We've chosen specific homes that are nearby and have characteristics similar to yours, such as home size and heating source. Importantly, we only include homes that appear to be occupied at the time of the comparison.
What if there are good reasons that my household uses more energy than my neighbors?
Good question. There are factors we don't take into account, such as extra features like hot tubs and swimming pools. We are working to offer the ability for you to provide that additional information, which we will then use to refine your neighborhood comparison. Our current reports compare 100 similar, nearby, occupied homes. That 100-home average offers a good representation of typical usage.
I have special circumstances, like energy-intensive medical equipment, that make it harder to lower my energy use. So how can these reports help me?
That's understandable. Circumstances do vary. We provide a wide range of ideas for reducing energy use, such as simply replacing light bulbs with efficient light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Discover which tips are best for you. You may be surprised at the savings you can achieve.
How can my efficient neighbors manage to use so much less energy than me?
Energy efficient households can take different steps to reduce electricity use, like using a programmable thermostat, using efficient light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs, and running full loads in the clothes washer and dryer. Our reports suggest steps you can take to help make your home more efficient.
How do you determine the size of my home?
The Home Electricity Report uses the square footage reported in public documents, such as city records.