Business rates

We offer many different rates to fit the needs of business in the Sacramento region. 

To learn more, read a general guide to our commercial rates and other programs.

2022-2023 rate changes

SMUD's Board approved rate increases for 2022-2023 along with a new Solar and Storage Rate for customers that add onsite generation, such as rooftop solar.

Learn about rate changes

Time-of-Day rate periods

We updated from Time-of-Use to Time-of-Day rate periods to better align with our customers' electricity use and to take maximum advantage of solar production. You can save on your summer bill by reducing your electricity use at Peak times from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. Commercial, industrial and agricultural customers can reduce electricity demand in many different ways:

  • Minimize air conditioning use
  • Reduce the use of lighting not essential for safety purposes in garages, hallways, lobbies, warehouses and displays
  • Minimize use of office equipment, supply and exhaust fans, circulating pumps and maintenance and repair equipment

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How to read the rate codes.

Other rate-related information

For more information about the rate restructure and changes, visit smud.org/RateInfo.

If you would like more information or have questions or comments about rates, rules and regulations, email our Rates Team.

Our rates are some of the lowest in California. See a general guide to our commercial rates and other programs.

Class and system average rate comparison

as of June 1, 2022

Customer groups Percentage lower than PG&E
Small Commercial (0-20 kW) 47.7%
Small Commercial (21-299 kW) 49.1%
Medium Commercial (300-499 kW) 51.6%
Medium Commercial (500-999 kW) 47.6%
Large Commercial (1000+ kW) 44.4%
Agricultural 48.6%
Lighting (Traffic Signals) 57.6%
 Lighting (Street Lighting) 58.6%
Average 45.5%

Business rates also include a System Infrastructure Fixed Charge. The amount varies by rate and service voltage. For more information, view details for your rate using the Rates listing above.


Resources to manage your account

Take control with My Account

Log in or enroll in My Account for information and solutions specific to your business. Access your account any time of the day to manage your energy with easy to view dashboards, bill comparison charts and easy reporting features.

Ways to save

Our list of energy saving tips can help you identify simple ways to save energy in your business.

Find your Strategic Account Advisor

If you're a business owner, operator or tenant, your dedicated SMUD Strategic Account Advisor is your personal energy expert available to help you save time, energy and money. Locate your advisor now.


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