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6 Oct

  Oct. 10: California Energy Commission public meeting to present proposed regulations and seek comments from interested parties regarding proposed efficiency standards for computers, computer monitors and signage displays. More information. (more…)

SMUD Works on Nuclear Waste Storage License Renewal

29 Sep

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District will do its due diligence before submitting an application to renew its operational license for the spent nuclear fuel repository facility it operates, muni representatives told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a Sept. 27 meeting at NRC offices in Maryland. (more…)

SMUD Solar Plant Powers Up

22 Sep

Power production has begun at the Rancho Seco Solar Plant, a 10.88 MW solar array sitting on about 62 acres of Sacramento Municipal Utility District property, muni General Manager Arlen Orchard said Sept. 15. (more…)


25 Aug

More than $32 million worth of natural gas leaked into the air in California from gas utility pipelines and customer meters last year, according to the Environmental Defense Fund Aug. 24. Based on utility reports filed with the California Public Utilities Commission earlier this year and culled through by EDF, 10 billion cubic feet of […]

SMUD Approves $1.6 Billion Budget

10 Dec

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District approved a $1.59 billion budget for 2016 during its most recent meeting. However, a board member who was absent during the Dec. 3 vote managed to convey to the public and his fellow members that he took issue with part of the financial plan. (more…)

SMUD Okays Wind Deal

2 Oct

A 25-year agreement for the purchase of 200 MW of wind power estimated to cost $52/MWh was unanimously approved by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District this week, as was a powerhouse construction project. (more…)

SMUD and CA Admin Ink Big Green Energy Deal

24 Sep

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District and California Department of General Services have entered a deal under which the state will become one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy in the nation. General Services will become the muni’s largest green energy customer. (more…)

PV Project Wins SMUD Approval

11 Sep

A 10.88 MW solar array is to be built on 60 acres near where the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Rancho Seco nuclear plant used to sit. (more…)

SMUD Approves Rate Hikes

17 Jul

Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers will see higher rates beginning early next year. (more…)

Sole Community Solar in Expansion Mode in Sacramento

25 Jun

Community solar opens the way for various business entities to step in and offer investments in solar energy projects or its output. (more…)

SMUD Poised for Rate Increase

18 Jun

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is poised to raise its power rates by five percent over the next year-and-a-half under a draft rate resolution reviewed by the muni’s board June 18. (more…)

Forest Service Grants SMUD Project Authorization

3 Apr

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was authorized by the U.S. Forest Service to begin work on its Iowa Hill pumped-storage project, said SMUD General Manager Arlen Orchard during the Board’s April 2 business meeting. (more…)

SMUD Awarded $22M More in Nuke Waste Case

26 Mar

A federal claims court ordered the United States to pay the Sacramento Municipal Utility District an additional $22.5 million on top of $53.1 million a federal appeals court directed the government to pay the muni last June. (more…)


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