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powerline at sunset

Taking birds under our wing.

Our feathered friends get a safe perch.

A good idea takes flight

Power lines and equipment

twin powerlines

Power lines

Downed power lines, overhead lines and underground lines pose potential risks.


Substations and underground lines

Steer clear of this high-voltage equipment.

yard transformer


Many neighborhoods have ground transformers in front or back yards. Learn how to make it easier and safer for our workers to maintain are repair them.

powerlines into neighborhood

Electric and magnetic fields

SMUD offers a brochure that contains helpful information to understand this subject.


Leave signs off poles

Nails and screws pose safety threat to our crews.

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Staying ahead of the storm

We prepare year-round for winter storms.

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