In March 2012, SMUD put in place an opt-out program for customers who do not want to upgrade to a smart meter at their home.
This chart shows the benefits of smart meters as well as the additional costs associated with opting out.
Comparing SMUD meters
|Smart meter (digital)|
|View your daily electricity use||Yes|
|Remotely connecting your service||Yes|
|Future benefits like energy alerts and programs using a home area network||Yes|
|Non-communicating meter (analog or digital)|
|View your daily electricity use||No|
|Remotely connecting your service||No|
|Future benefits like energy alerts and programs using a home area network||No|
|Set-up fee||$127.00 (monthly payments available)|
- View the 2017 opt-out meter-reading schedule
- Learn how to read your electric meter
- Read the opt-out fees and eligibility guidelines
For more information on the alternative meters or to upgrade to a smart meter, please call 1-888-742-7683.
Manufacturer information about the alternative meters can be found here:
For answers to common smart meter questions, click here.
If you would like to opt out, please contact us at 1-888-742-7683 or send us a secure email through My Account.