Transformer Box Wrap Program

SMUD transformer boxes are the green utility boxes you see along sidewalks, in courtyards and often on business properties. They take higher voltage electricity from SMUD’s distribution system and transform it to lower voltages appropriate for residential and commercial use.

 One unwrapped transformer and one wrapped with fish

Why wrap a transformer box?

Wrapping transformer boxes can help deter graffiti as well as enhance the aesthetic environment of surrounding areas.

 

Transformer wrap by local artistFrom Elk Grove to Citrus Heights, see a gallery of recent wraps currently on display in the Sacramento area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can apply?

  • Businesses
  • Commercial property owners
  • Municipal agencies
  • Community organizations

Unfortunately residential transformer boxes are not eligible to participate in this program.

Program options

SMUD Design Gallery

SMUD offers a variety of pre-approved images for transformer box wraps. Please view our Design Gallery below to see the current selection of wrap images.

Please view the Design Gallery guidelines for eligibility requirements, responsibilities and how to apply.

If the application is approved, applicants must sign a wrap agreement with SMUD, which includes their responsibilities, before installation can proceed.

Custom Art

SMUD created the Custom Art program to encourage the use of local original artwork for transformer box wraps, to promote our local artistic communities and support public art initiatives. Please view the Custom Art guidelines for eligibility requirements, responsibilities and how to apply.

Applicants must provide documentation showing they have the rights and permissions from the artist for the use of their artwork. They may use the artist consent form if they don’t have one of their own.

If the application is approved, applicants must sign a wrap agreement with SMUD, which includes their responsibilities, before installation can proceed.

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Still have questions?

Please read our frequently asked questions or contact us for additional information. 

Design gallery

Take a look at our approved wrap images below. 

American River

American river

 

Bike

 

City - Night

 

City - Sunrise

 

City - Twilight

 

Squirrel

Flowers

 

Forest

 

Tulips

 

Wind turbines

 

Color shrubs

 

Butterflies 

 

Donuts

 

Fish tank 

 

Tropical fish

 

Windows

Bricks 

Puzzle

Veggies

 

Wood

 

Ready to get started?

Apply now