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SMUD set to buy PG&E’s only hydroelectric powerhouse on the American River for $10.4 million

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is moving forward with plans to buy a hydroelectric powerhouse and reservoir from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for $10.4 million. In a joint statement, the local utility providers announced that the Chili Bar Hydroelectric Project — a dam, reservoir, spillway and powerhouse that generates electricity north of Placerville on the South […]

Valley Clean Energy not ‘slamming’ customers: Agency warns against illegal practices

Valley Clean Energy — the official, locally governed electricity provider for Woodland, Davis and unincorporated Yolo County — is acting to reassure customers that recent reports of utility fraud are not connected to the agency in any way. Valley Clean Energy began offering customers clean, low-carbon power in June 2018 and now serves more than […]

Valley Clean Energy reaches one year mark

A year into business, Valley Clean Energy recently took steps toward bringing goals set in its mission statement to fruition. The nonprofit public agency launched in June 2018, providing clean electricity in Woodland, Davis and unincorporated Yolo County. “Our original vision focused on providing certain benefits that customers didn’t feel they had under one provider […]

SMUD Reaches 1,000 All-Electric Homes Milestone

July 8, 2019 — SMUD and nearly two dozen homebuilders have teamed up to build more than 1,000 all-electric homes over the next two years in several neighborhoods in the community-owned electric utility’s Sacramento County service territory. The homes are included in the SMUD Smart Home program and are part of a broader electrification effort […]

SMUD expands services to Silicon Valley Clean Energy

SMUD announced new services for community choice aggregators (CCA) including program design and implementation. Silicon Valley Clean Energy a community-owned agency serving Santa Clara County communities and providing 270,000 residential and commercial customers with clean, carbon-free electricity will be the first CCA to use SMUD’s differentiated services. “We have been successfully delivering more than 100 […]

SMUD leads charge on electric cars

Working to get the word out about electric vehicles, SMUD in partnership with the city of Elk Grove, held a “Tacos and Test Drives” event outside Elk Grove City Hall on June 8. Attendees got to test-drive (or, if they preferred, test-ride) electric vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Nissan, Tesla, and Toyota. “(Tacos and […]

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Signs Long-Term Solar PPA

Lendlease, an international property and infrastructure group, has joined forces with the Sacramento County Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California to execute a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for Rancho Seco Solar II. The 160 MW solar facility will be located on the premises of the decommissioned Rancho Seco Nuclear Generation Station site and, upon […]

City Of Davis Adopts Solar Standard For All New Commercial Buildings

(From Press Release) – The City of Davis announced today that it is now requiring solar photovoltaics on all new non-residential buildings and any proposed high-rise, multi-family dwellings. The ordinance to amend city code also includes electric vehicle charging for new development. The Davis City Council passed a new code amendment ordinance at its April […]

City of Sacramento and EVgo Celebrate California’s First-Ever Curbside High-Powered Charging Plaza for Electric Vehicles at Southside Park

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The City of Sacramento today joined with EVgo, the nation’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, to celebrate the public opening of California’s first-ever curbside high-powered charging plaza for electric vehicles at Southside Park. The special ribbon cutting event featured remarks from David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission, and Chair of Veloz; […]

SMUD and partners pledge $750,000 to communities in need. What will Sacramento receive?

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, along with nine community partners, announced a plan Monday to contribute a minimum of $750,000 to initiatives in Sacramento’s Promise Zone neighborhoods. The Promise Zone is a federal designation given to underprivileged communities. Sacramento received the Promise Zone designation in 2015, and the zone encompasses 22 square miles, including downtown, […]