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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, 2016.

Residential Usage Allocation

WINTER USAGE QUANTITIES - DECEMBER 1 through MARCH 31
Rate Category RSEH, RSCH RWEH, RWCH RSGH RWGH
Base Usage kWh per month 0-3,000 0-3,000 0-1,000 0-1,300
Base-Plus kWh per month >3,000 >3,000 >1,000 >1,300
SUMMER USAGE QUANTITIES - JUNE 1 through SEPTEMBER 30
Rate Category RSEH, RSCH, RSGH RWEH, RWCH, RWGH
Base Usage kWh per month 0-1,100 0-1,400
Base-Plus kWh per month >1,100 >1,400
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 0-1,070 0-3,000 0-3,000
Base-Plus kWh per month >770 >1,070 >3,000 >3,000

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. Learn more about time-of-use rates.

OPTIONAL TIME-OF-USE RATE (Rate Category RT01)
YEAR-ROUND - JANUARY 1 through DECEMBER 31
System Infrastructure Fixed Charge $18.00
Peak $/kWh $0.1467
Off-Peak $/kWh $0.0867
SUMMER SEASON - JUNE 1 through SEPTEMBER 30
Summer Super Peak $/kWh $0.3093
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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