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 as of September 1, 2018.
  • 110

    SMUD

  • 181

    Pacific Gas and Electric

  • 116

    Turlock

  • 133

    Modesto Irrigation District

  • 113

    Roseville Electric

  • 225

    San Diego Gas and Electric

  • 136

    Southern California Edison

  • 141

    LADWP

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 as of September 1, 2018
Customer groups Percentage lower than PG&E
Small Commercial (0-20 kW) 38.8%
Small Commercial (21-299 kW) 40.4%
Medium Commercial (300-499 kW) 40.1%
Medium Commercial (500-999 kW) 34.8%
Large Commercial (1000+ kW) 31.5%
Agricultural 35.4%
Lighting 44.7%
Average 33.4%