Special Notice: Due to technology issues, SMUD is temporarily unable to accept payments at any of the remote pay stations such as grocery or Wal-Mart stores. In-person payments can be made only at the SMUD Customer Service Center located at 6301 S Street, Sacramento.

If you made a payment at a remote pay station between Saturday, April 22 and Thursday, April 27 there may be a delay in the payment being credited to your SMUD account. Affected customers will not be assessed late penalties and no accounts will be disconnected as a result of the issue. Payments through the mail, our website or by calling SMUD are not affected. Please accept our apologies as we work around the clock to correct the issue.

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Safety for life...
at work, home and play.

We're committed to your saftey.

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Education & Safety

The safety of our customers, employees and community is our top priority. We hope the information on these pages will help you enjoy the benefits of safe and reliable electricity.

Home safety

Home Safety Tips

Stay safe when working around electricity inside or outside your home, using a generator, or heating your home on cold days.

Power lines

Power Lines and Equipment

How to stay safely away from high voltage electricity.

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Natural Gas Pipelines

Help SMUD prevent damage to its pipeline.


Recreation and Outdoors

Whether flying a kite or playing near water, learn to keep a safe distance from electrical equipment.


Storm Safety

Be prepared when a storm or other act of nature hits.


Workshops and Training

Become an energy expert with our printed materials, workshops, online tools, interactive exhibits and energy reference room.


For Teachers and Students

Learn more about energy with our virtual field trips, games and activities, workshops and other information especially for teachers.

Track down energy thieves

Our detective is on the case.

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Call before you dig

“For safety’s sake, call 811 before digging on your property.

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