We've been delivering power to customers in our region since 1946, but our history goes back much further than that. In 1923, citizens voted to create SMUD as a community-owned electric service, but years of engineering studies, political battles and legal wrangling delayed SMUD's purchase of PG&E's local electrical system.
In March 1946, the California Supreme Court denied PG&E's final petition to halt the sale, and nine months later SMUD finally began operations. Since then, we have helped power the region's explosive growth, met the challenges of the energy crisis and become a nationwide leader in green energy and conservation.
Contact the Board
You can click on the Ward Map to find your Board member’s e-mail address, or call the Board office at 916-732-6155.
Board meetings are held in the Auditorium in SMUD's Headquarters Building at 6201 S St.
Board Committee meetings are held in the Headquarters Conference Center (HCC) at 6201 S St.
If you want to address the Board, just complete a sign-up slip at the lobby information center. You should limit your statements to three minutes unless the Board President grants special permission.
Board meetings are televised on Metro Cable Channel 14 at noon on Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday following a meeting.
Accommodations are available for the disabled public. If you need a hearing assistance device or other aid, call 916-732-6857 in advance of the Board meeting you plan to attend.