Design & Construction Services
Whether you're adding an electric-vehicle charger, building your dream house or a sports arena, our Design & Construction Services team is here to help you connect to SMUD's electric system.
This site explains the connection process and details electric service requirements. You'll also find links to SMUD's Project Application website, where you can submit an application to connect to our electrical system, track the status of an existing job and make payments.
If you're planning a new construction, upgrade or remodel project that will need more than a meter installation and connection of electric service, click the “New SMUD Construction Required” button below for more information about the application and connection process.
If you need a new service or an upgrade to existing service that won't require upgrades or additions to SMUD's existing infrastructure, click the “Meter and Service Only” button below for more information about the application and connection process.
Please Note: Each local agency has its own requirements for construction projects. We suggest that you discuss your project with the appropriate agency before submitting your project application to SMUD. Click here for more information about local agency requirements.
Please choose your desired process for a detailed description:
To access the project application directly, click here.
Please remember to call before you dig: Call 811, or visit www.Call811.com.
Questions? Our Design & Construction Services team is here to help you every step of the way -- we're just a call or click away.
Electric Service Requirements
- Customer-Built Vaults – Engineering Specification T001: Dec. 2014
- Residential Overhead – Engineering Specification T002: Jan. 2006
- Residential Underground – Engineering Specification T003: Oct. 2015
- Commercial Industrial – Engineering Specification T004: July 2007
- Customer Owned Service Poles – Engineering Specification T005: Jan. 2006
- Agricultural Pumps – Engineering Specification T006: Jan. 2006
- Distribution Underground Structure – Engineering Specification T007: April 2015
- 69kV Underground Structure – Engineering Specification T008: July 2007
- Transmission 69kV Service – Engineering Specification T010: Jan. 2006
- Antenna Installations on District Facilities – Engineering Specification T012: Dec. 2006
- Customer Owned and Constructed Transformer Alcove – Engineering Specification T013: Dec. 2014
- Residential Distributed Generation – Engineering Specification T014: Dec. 2016
- Commercial Distributed Generation – Engineering Specification T015: May 2016
- Addressing Guidelines for Multi-Unit Buildings
- Real Estate Services
- Transmission Rights & Consent to Common Use
- Savings by Design: A statewide program of incentives and assistance encouraging high performance in nonresidential building design and construction
- Photovoltaic Interconnection information
- Report a street light outage
- SMUD rates
- SMUD rules and regulations