How Our Rates Compare

SMUD's rates are among the lowest in California, and on average are more than 30% lower than those of neighboring PG&E.


This chart shows the average monthly price, in dollars, for a residential bill using 750 kWh per month.
  • 110

    SMUD

  • 178

    Pacific Gas and Electric

  • 134

    Modesto Irrigation District

  • 113

    Roseville Electric

  • 199

    San Diego Gas and Electric

  • 154

    Southern California Edison

Average rate of changes     

 

Average annual system rate of change SMUD Local utilities* Local utilities* without PG&E
10-year average
(2006-2015)
2.53% 4.25% 4.39%
5-year average
(2011-2015)
1.45% 2.36% 2.11%

               
Average annual bill rate of change SMUD Local utilities* Local utilities* without PG&E
10-year average
(2006-2015)
2.05% 4.09% 4.39%
5-year average
(2011-2015)
1.80% 2.93% 2.31%
* Local utilities: Roseville, Modesto, Turlock, PG&E. Values are simple average rate of change.

 

Business customers rates compared to PG&E's
Customer groups Percentage lower than PG&E
Small Commercial (0-20 kW) 36.4%
Small Commercial (21-299 kW) 38.6%
Medium Commercial (300-499 kW) 37.2%
Medium Commercial (500-999 kW) 32.6%
Large Commercial (1000+ kW) 28.0%
Agricultural 25.8%
Lighting 45.8%
Average 32.0%