Special Notice: Due to technology issues, SMUD is temporarily unable to accept payments at any of the remote pay stations such as grocery or Wal-Mart stores. In-person payments can be made only at the SMUD Customer Service Center located at 6301 S Street, Sacramento.

If you made a payment at a remote pay station between Saturday, April 22 and Thursday, April 27 there may be a delay in the payment being credited to your SMUD account. Affected customers will not be assessed late penalties and no accounts will be disconnected as a result of the issue. Payments through the mail, our website or by calling SMUD are not affected. Please accept our apologies as we work around the clock to correct the issue.

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Company Profile

As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. See a map of our territory.

You can read more about SMUD's history here.

Some facts and figures

  • Population in our service area: 1.4 million
  • Size of our service area: 900 square miles
  • Total accounts served (residential + business): 624,770
  • Number of SMUD employees: 2,007
  • Miles of power lines we own: 10,473
  • Power from non-carbon-emitting resources: 50%

More information

You can see SMUD's latest annual report and other important documents here.

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A bird's-eye view

A fly-over tour of our service area.

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Meeting the challenge

Balancing current and future needs responsibly.

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