Business rates

We offer many different rates to fit the needs of business in the Sacramento region. 

To learn more, read a general guide to our commercial rates and other programs.

2022-2023 rate changes

SMUD's Board approved rate increases for 2022-2023 along with a new Solar and Storage Rate for customers that add onsite generation, such as rooftop solar.

Learn about rate changes

How to read the rate codes.

Other rate-related information

If you would like more information or have questions or comments about rates, rules and regulations, email our Rates Team.

Business rates also include a System Infrastructure Fixed Charge. The amount varies by rate and service voltage . For more information, view details for your rate using the Rates listing above.

Rate comparison 

Our rates are some of the lowest in California. See a general guide to our commercial rates and other programs as of January 1, 2021.

Class and System Average Rate Comparison

Customer groups Percentage lower than PG&E
Small Commercial (0-20 kW) 38.2%
Small Commercial (21-299 kW) 38.6%
Medium Commercial (300-499 kW) 40.0%
Medium Commercial (500-999 kW) 35.3%
Large Commercial (1000+ kW) 31.5%
Agricultural 39.5%
Lighting (Traffic Signals) 47.8%
 Lighting (Street Lighting) 46.5%
Average 34.7%