Rate details

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.

The rates below are effective from June 1 to December 31, 2020. Learn more about upcoming rate changes.

Non-summer

October 1 - May 31

Midnight
5PM
8PM
Midnight
Off-peak
Midnight – 5 p.m.
$0.1035 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.1430 kWh
Off-peak
8 p.m. - midnight
$0.1035 kWh

Summer

June 1 - September 30

Midnight
Noon
5PM
8PM
Midnight
Off-peak
Midnight – noon
$0.1209 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Mid-peak
Noon – 5 p.m.
$0.1671 kWh
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.2941 kWh
Mid-peak
8 p.m. – midnight
$0.1671 kWh

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.