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SMUD rates increasing as summer 'Time-of-Day' rates roll in

The annual rate adjustment will cause prices to increase and can mean paying extra on your power bill this summer.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) transitioned into their summer "Time-of-Day" rates on Wednesday, meaning customers could see higher power bills while using electricity during Peak, Mid-Peak or Off-Peak hours.

Summer rates are expected to expire after Sept. 30 during the non-summer season between October 1 and May 31. 

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$0.1323 kWh

Midnight to 12 p.m./ Monday through Friday

Off-peak hours have the lowest cost for electricity. Weekends and holidays run on Off-Peak hour rates all day.


$0.1827 kWh 

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. / Monday through Friday

8 p.m. to Midnight / Monday through Friday

During Mid-Peak hours, electricity is slightly more expensive. Mid-Peak hours occur before and after peak hours Monday through Friday.


$0.3215 kWh

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. / Monday through Friday

As the name might imply, electricity is most expensive during Peak hours. Customers will be looking at rates that are more than double what's available during Off-Peak hours. The Peak hours occur Monday through Friday.

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