How our rates compare

SMUD's rates are among the lowest in California, and on average are more than 35% 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 as of January 1, 2020.
  • 118

    SMUD

  • 194

    Pacific Gas & Electric

  • 113

    Roseville Electric

  • 116

    Turlock

  • 136

    Modesto

  • 156

    Southern California Edison

  • 161

    LADWP

  • 220

    San Diego Gas and Electric

 Average rate of changes   

 

Average annual system rate of change SMUD Local utilities* Local utilities* without PG&E
10-year average
(2008-2017)
3.03% 3.33% 3.24%
5-year average
(2013-2017)
2.00% 1.75% 0.93%
               
Average annual bill rate of change SMUD Local utilities* Local utilities* without PG&E
10-year average
(2008-2017)
2.39% 2.77% 2.75%
5-year average
(2013-2017)
2.15% 1.48% 0.35%
* Local utilities: Roseville, Modesto, Turlock, PG&E. Values are simple average rate of change.

 

Business customers' rates compared to PG&E as of January 1, 2020
Customer groups Percentage lower than PG&E
Small Commercial (0-20 kW) 40.2%
Small Commercial (21-299 kW) 41.7%
Medium Commercial (300-499 kW) 42.0%
Medium Commercial (500-999 kW) 38.1%
Large Commercial (1000+ kW) 33.9%
Agricultural 37.0%
Lighting (Traffic Signals) 50.6%
Lighting (Street Lighting)  44.1% 
Average 33.7%