Special Notice: Due to technology issues, SMUD is temporarily unable to accept payments at any of the remote pay stations such as grocery or Wal-Mart stores. In-person payments can be made only at the SMUD Customer Service Center located at 6301 S Street, Sacramento.

If you made a payment at a remote pay station between Saturday, April 22 and Thursday, April 27 there may be a delay in the payment being credited to your SMUD account. Affected customers will not be assessed late penalties and no accounts will be disconnected as a result of the issue. Payments through the mail, our website or by calling SMUD are not affected. Please accept our apologies as we work around the clock to correct the issue.

Camino Dam Spillway

Hydro License Implementation

A new 50-year operating license

In 2014 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted SMUD a new 50-year license that spells out rules and conditions for our operation of the Upper American River Project (UARP) through 2064.

The 2014 operating license includes authorization to build a pumped-storage addition to the UARP at Iowa Hill, near the town of Camino. Construction of this 400-megawatt development could begin as early as 2018, pending final approval from the SMUD Board of Directors.

License implementation and operating requirements

Under the new license, SMUD agreed to release more water from dams to support aquatic habitats, whitewater rafting, and also to carry out extensive ecological monitoring and reporting over the next 50 years.

We also agreed to spend $155 million over 20 years to improve public recreation facilities around our reservoirs in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, just north of Highway 50 on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada.

Click here to view a copy of the FERC license order.

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