SMUD rates: Changing the hour of the day rate could mean saving money

SMUD rates: Changing the hour of the day rate could mean saving money

This summer months brought higher than normal temperatures which impacted how customers stayed cool and saved money. 

SACRAMENTO, Calif — As summer comes to and end, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is scheduled to shift their rates on Oct. 1. 

Highlights


  • SMUD’s Non-summer rates

  • “Customers can expect to save money,” Public Information Specialist Gamaliel Ortiz of SMUD told ABC10 Thursday. “Customers can also look up customized tips for added savings by visiting smud.org/energytips.” 

Electricity cost the most during peak hours. Peak rates are from Monday-Friday.

Off-peaks hours offer the lowest cost for electricity to customers. Customers that run electric on the weekends and holidays can expect Off-peak rates. 

To learn more about SMUD rates visit HERE. 

In 2021, SMUD’s CEO & General Manager Paul Lau recommendations to increase rates were approved. Customers can expect rate increases in 2022 and 2023, according to its website. Rates are expecting to increase 1.5% March 2022.  A 2% rate increase is expected Jan. 1, 2023. 

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