How our rates compare

SMUD's rates are among the lowest in California, and on average are more than 34% 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 October 1, 2021.
  • 126

    SMUD

  • 216

    Pacific Gas & Electric

  • 113

    Roseville Electric

  • 116

    Turlock

  • 136

    Modesto (MID)

  • 195

    Southern California Edison

  • 164

    LADWP

  • 261

    San Diego Gas and Electric

 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
(2010-2019)
1.44% 1.83% 1.35%
5-year average
(2015-2019)
0.94% 0.56% -0.44%

 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
(2010-2019)
2.00% 2.49% 2.25%
5-year average
(2015-2019)
1.95% 1.64% 1.02%

* Local utilities: Roseville, Modesto, Turlock, LADWP, PG&E. Values are simple average rate of change.

 

Business rate comparison

Business customers' rates compared to PG&E as of January 1, 2021

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%