Rate details and holidays

On the Time-of-Day (5-8 p.m.) Rate, you pay different rates for electricity based on the season and the time of day that you use it. The charts below show the time periods and rates for the non-summer months and summer season.

Download a print-friendly version of the 2024 Time-of-Day time periods and prices.

Summer

June 1 - Sept. 30

Midnight
Noon
5 PM
8 PM
Midnight
Off-Peak
Midnight – noon
$0.1425 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Mid-Peak
Noon – 5 p.m.
$0.1967 kWh
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.3462 kWh
Mid-Peak
8 p.m. – midnight
$0.1967 kWh

Non-summer

October 1 - May 31

Midnight
5 PM
8 PM
Midnight
Off-Peak
Midnight – 5 p.m.
$0.1151 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.1590 kWh
Off-Peak
8 p.m. - midnight
$0.1151 kWh

Holiday calendar

The following holidays are off-peak:

  • New Year's Day, January 1

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, third Monday in January

  • Presidents Day, third Monday in February

  • Memorial Day, last Monday in May

  • Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19

  • Independence Day, July 4

  • Labor Day, first Monday in September

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day, second Monday in October

  • Veterans Day, November 11

  • Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November

  • Christmas Day, December 25

*If a holiday notes a specific date but the holiday falls on a weekend, the “observed” weekday will not receive the off-peak rate. However, for all holidays that do not list a specific date, the off-peak rate will apply on the “observed” weekday, whether or not the holiday falls on a weekend.

Electric vehicle discount

Register your EV on My Account to receive a 1.5¢ discount on all electric usage between midnight and 6 AM. For a SMUD account to receive the EV rate credit, a plug-in electric vehicle must be registered with the DMV using the same service address as the SMUD account.

It’s important to conserve during peak hours

The goal of Time-of-Day pricing is to reduce how much electricity we use during peak hours.  Our need for electricity soars during late afternoon and early evening hours weekdays. This is especially true in the summer.

To meet this higher need, we often have to buy energy from very expensive and less environmentally-friendly sources.

Help us avoid purchasing less desirable energy and building new power plants by reducing your use during peak periods. By shifting the time you use electricity, you can save on your bill and reduce the impact on our environment.