Go green with SMUD
SMUD makes it easy for you to take care of the things that take care of us – the air we breathe, the water we drink and the living things that make up our delicate ecosystems. Here are some ways that you can take part:
For just $3 or $6 a month, SMUD will offset your electricity needs with power made from renewable resources, like wind, water and sun. Simply opt-in to SMUD's Greenergy®.
Cut your carbon footprint. For only $10 more a month, SMUD will purchase electricity from renewable resources and carbon offsets to reduce the harmful environmental effects caused through your normal daily activities like cooling your home and driving your car.
Generate your own electricity from the sun. You can own or lease your own rooftop solar electric system. SMUD will purchase any unused solar power your system may generate. And, if your home isn't well situated to make solar power, or if you are a renter, you can still enjoy the benefits of solar power through SMUD's SolarShares® program.
Properly placed mature shade trees can cut your cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. SMUD and the Sacramento Tree Foundation will provide you free trees, stakes, ties, fertilizer and delivery – along with expert advice on tree selection and planting techniques. You simply provide the TLC.
Electric vehicles are here to stay. SMUD can show you how to plug in and go with information on charging options, electrical upgrades that may be needed, and state and federal rebates and incentives.
SMUD and local builders demonstrate sustainable living in SMUD's Home of the Future. It features the latest in renewable and energy efficiency technologies, from solar power to recycled building materials to drought-resistant landscaping. It's not about doing less or doing without. It's about doing things better.
The Community Solar Program uses solar energy and solar installations to create opportunities to engage our community in conversations about solar and renewable energy and its place in our community, environment and energy choices.
Energy efficiency programs help the environment too.
You and SMUD – leading the way toward a cleaner environment
For more than a generation, SMUD and it's customers have led the way to a cleaner environment with:
Your elected SMUD Board of Directors has set ambitious goals that will produce a healthier local environment for future generations.
SMUD uses a balanced and sustainable mix of power sources in ways that help preserve the environment.
SMUD advances renewable energy technologies through research and development projects.