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.

Learn more about upcoming rate changes.

Summer

June 1 - September 30

Midnight
Noon
5 PM
8 PM
Midnight
Off-Peak
Midnight – noon
$0.1277 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Mid-Peak
Noon – 5 p.m.
$0.1765 kWh
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.3105 kWh
Mid-Peak
8 p.m. – midnight
$0.1765 kWh

Non-summer

October 1 - December 31

Midnight
5 PM
8 PM
Midnight
Off-peak
Midnight – 5 p.m.
$0.1082 kWh
All day weekends and holidays
Peak
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$0.1494 kWh
Off-peak
8 p.m. - midnight
$0.1082 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.