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Surcharges, adjustments & discounts

To better serve our business customers, meet state requirements and keep our rates stable, we’ve adopted several surcharges and adjustments.

Solar Surcharge

The Solar Surcharge is applied to all energy usage to meet the state’s mandate to expand solar power The surcharge is recalculated each January 1.

The Solar Surcharge effective January 1, 2014 is: $0.0015/kWh
You can view the Solar Surcharge tariff sheet here.


Hydro Generation Adjustment (HGA)

The HGA is applied to all energy usage to fund the SMUD Hydro Rate Stabilization Fund. That fund helps offset higher energy costs during dry hydro years. The HGA is recalculated every April 10.

The HGA effective April 10, 2015 is: $0.00158/kWh

You can read the HGA tariff sheet here.

If you would like more information about SMUD's rates, rules and regulations, contact SMUD Customer Services at 1-888-742-SMUD (7683) or email:


Energy Assistance Program Rate (EAPR)

We offer eligible non-profit agencies an EAPR discount on their monthly bills. You can find more EAPR information here.

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