Usage allocation and non-standard rates

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Usage allocation and non-standard rates

All rates are based on usage. Those in Base Usage pay lower rates, but when their energy use exceeds the Base Usage limits, any additional use is charged at higher Base-Plus rates. All information below reflects SMUD's rates as of January 1, 2014.

Residential Usage Allocation

WINTER USAGE QUANTITIES - DECEMBER 1 through MARCH 31
Rate Category RSEH, RSCH RWEH, RWCH RSGH RWGH
Base Usage kWh per month 0-1500 0-1800 0-770 0-1070
Base-Plus kWh per month >1500 >1800 >770 >1070

SUMMER USAGE QUANTITIES - JUNE 1 through SEPTEMBER 30
Rate Category RSEH, RSCH, RSGH RWEH, RWCH, RWGH
Base Usage kWh per month 0-835 0-1135
Base-Plus kWh per month >835 >1135

SPRING AND FALL USAGE QUANTITIES: APRIL 1 through MAY 31; OCT. 1 through NOV. 30
Rate Category RSGH RWGH (with wells) RSEH, RSCH RWEH, RWCH (with wells)
Base Usage kWh per month 0-770 0-1070 0-1100 0-1400
Base-Plus kWh per month >770 >1070 >1100 >1400

Optional Time-of-Use Rates

You may opt to enroll for time-of-use rates. You will pay a higher rate for energy used during periods of highest demand, but lower rates for electricity used during periods of low demand such as late night and morning.

OPTION 1 (Rate Categories RTEH, RTCH, RTGH)
WINTER SEASON - OCTOBER 1 through MAY 31
System Infrastructure Fixed Charge $16.00
On-Peak $/kWh $0.1108
Off-Peak $/kWh $0.1025
SUMMER SEASON - JUNE 1 through SEPTEMBER 30
System Infrastructure Fixed Charge $16.00
On-Peak $/kWh $0.2429
Off-Peak $/kWh $0.1139
Surcharges are applied to all kWh regardless of season.

Thermal Energy Storage Credit (Closed)
WINTER SEASON - OCTOBER 1 through MAY 31
On-Peak N/A
Off-Peak $/kWh -$0.0122
SUMMER SEASON - JUNE 1 through SEPTEMBER 30
On-Peak -$0.0293
Off-Peak -$0.0136

Trial Time-of-Use Billing

Residential customers shall be entitled to a 12-month trial period for Option 1 in which the customer shall receive a credit (after 12 months of billing on the option at Time-of-Use Rates) for the accumulated difference, if applicable, between the Standard Rate and the Optional Time-of-Use, after which either the Standard Rate or the Optional Time-of-Use Rate must be selected. If the Optional Time-of-Use Rate is selected, customers subsequently requesting a transfer from the Optional Time-of-Use Rate to the Standard Rate may not return to the Optional Time-of-Use Rate for a 12-month period.

OPTION 2 (Rate Categories RTE5, RTC5, RTG5)
WINTER SEASON - OCTOBER 1 through MAY 31
System Infrastructure Fixed Charge $16.00
On-Peak $/kWh $0.1104
Off-Peak $/kWh $0.1014
SUMMER SEASON - JUNE 1 through SEPTEMBER 30
System Infrastructure Fixed Charge $16.00
Super-Peak $/kWh $0.2431
On-Peak $/kWh $0.1621
Off-Peak $/kWh $0.1004
Surcharges are applied to all kWh regardless of season.

Surcharges are applied to all kWh regardless of season

How to read the rate codes

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: customerservices@smud.org.

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