Our electricity is provided by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The district is a 7-member independent special district with a Board of Directors elected by district, which SMUD calls Wards. Each Board Member thus represents a little over 220,000 people. SMUD is one of California’s largest municipal utility districts, suppling electrical power to almost all of Sacramento County and a small section of Placer County north of Sacramento County’s Antelope area. Being a public agency, it is not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.
There are 3 SMUD Wards with Directors who serve Arden Arcade. Ward 5 handles northwestern parts of the County but also has a strip of territory in Arden Arcade between Ethan Way and Howe Avenue from Marconi Avenue to a bit below Arden Way. Ward 7 covers generally the north central part of the County – Antelope and North Highlands plus territory south of I-80 including Old Foothill Farms, Carmichael and the northeastern corner of Arden Arcade. Ward 3 has much of the center of the County. It includes East Sacramento, Campus Commons, Cal Expo/Point West, and the Power Inn Road area of the City of Sacramento, unincorporated areas north of Elk Grove, Rosemont/La Riviera, much of Arden Arcade between Howe and Watt Avenues as well as between Arden Way and the American River and a portion of Carmichael from Mission Avenue to Ancil Hoffman Park.
Our natural gas is provided by PG&E, a private investor-owned utility company regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).