SMUD linemen and his truck

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.


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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