Company Profile

SMUD linemen and his truck

Company profile

Serving a population of 1.4 million people, we are the nation's sixth-largest electric utility that's owned by its customers. SMUD began delivering power to the Sacramento region in 1946 and since then has provided electricity for most of Sacramento County, as well as small portions of Placer and Yolo counties. 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): 604,053
  • Number of SMUD employees: 2,007
  • Miles of power lines we own: 10,257
  • Power from renewable resources: 27.7%

More information

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

Related Topics

  • The District offers programs to provide equal opportunity to all segments of the business community.
  • SMUD is nationally recognized as a leader in renewable resources and electric transportation.

A bird's-eye view

A fly-over tour of our service area.

Meeting the challenge

Balancing current and future needs responsibly.