What does it mean to be community-owned, not-for-profit?

For over 70 years we’ve been your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service. What does this mean for you?

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Sustainable Communities

Our community-focused initiative helps bring environmental equity and economic vitality to our service area through creative energy solutions.

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Powering our community

Giving back to the community in ways that make life better for all who live and work in the Sacramento area. In the last year, SMUD gave...

$2 million

contributed to local nonprofits


hours volunteered in the community

$109 million

in contracts to local small businesses

Beautifying our community

We partner with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to give you free shade trees that beautify your neighborhood and help improve the air quality in our community. This is just one of the many ways we are helping you and our environment.

Another way we give back is with Shine awards, which provide funds to local nonprofits for neighborhood projects.

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Planting shade in Sacramento

In partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, we invest more than $1 million a year to help deliver and plant free shade trees throughout the area.

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  • 9,334

    TREES IN 2013

  • 5,478

    TREES IN 2014

  • 9,838

    TREES IN 2015

  • 9,346

    TREES IN 2016

  • 9,195

    TREES IN 2017

  • 9,147

    TREES IN 2018

SMUD means business

We're proud to partner with innovative leaders like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. By helping them assess their energy usage, we're able to extend the good they do in our community.

'SEEKing' future engineers

SMUD is proud to be a partner in the Summer Engineering Experience for
Kids (SEEK) Program.

The 3-week program teaches elementary students basic engineering concepts in hopes of inspiring them to pursue careers as engineers. Most of the students are from disadvantaged communities. SEEK is a partnership between the National Society of Black Engineers, the Sacramento Promise Zone, local school districts and community partners like SMUD. Learn more about the program in the video below.

SMUD has nature reserves for the public to explore.
See how SMUD can support your local organization.

SMUD offers free workshops to help you learn more about a variety of energy-related topics.

We work with local communities to enhance your neighborhood.

Donate to your community to help those in need.
Tips on keeping you and your family safe.
See how SMUD contributes to the local community.