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

The simple average of general rate increases in percentages adopted by each entity 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              

The simple average of the variance in annual retail revenue per customer year over year

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%