What does it mean to be community-owned, not-for-profit?

For over 70 years we’ve been your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service. What does this mean for you?

Learn about our commitment       Discover more ways we give back

Powering our community

Giving back to the community in ways that make life better for all who live and work in the Sacramento area. In the last year, SMUD gave...

$2 million

contributed to local nonprofits

14,508

hours volunteered in the community

$58 million

in contracts to local small businesses

Beautifying our community

We partner with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to give you free shade trees that cool your home from the summer heat, beautify your neighborhood and help improve the air quality in our community. This is just one of the many ways we are helping you and our environment. Take a look at our Sustainability Report to learn more about our commitment.

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Planting shade in Sacramento

In partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, we invest more than $1 million a year to help deliver and plant free shade trees throughout the area.

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  • 14,387

    TREES IN 2013

  • 10,034

    TREES IN 2014

  • 15,007

    TREES IN 2015

  • 14,067

    TREES IN 2016

  • 14,115

    TREES IN 2017

SMUD means business

We're proud to partner with innovative leaders like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. By helping them assess their energy usage, we're able to extend the good they do in our community.

'SEEKing' future engineers

SMUD is proud to be a partner in the Summer Engineering Experience for
Kids (SEEK) Program.

The 3 week program teaches elementary students basic engineering concepts in hopes of inspiring them to pursue careers as engineers. Most of the students are from disadvantaged communities. SEEK is a partnership between the National Society of Black Engineers, the Sacramento Promise Zone, local school districts and community partners like SMUD. Learn more about the program in the video below.

SMUD has nature reserves for the public to explore.
See how SMUD can support your local organization.

SMUD offers free workshops to help you learn more about a variety of energy-related topics.

We work with local communities to enhance your neighborhood.

Donate to your community to help those in need.
Tips on keeping you and your family safe.
See how SMUD contributes to the local community.