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Fire Causes Power Outage To Thousands Of SMUD Customers In Sacramento County

More than 18,000 SMUD customers were without power on Saturday morning because of a fire in Sacramento County.


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Higher Electric Bills Coming As California Drought Slashes Hydroelectric Power Output

With little to no snow in the Sierra, there’s less water to push the turbines to create energy. SMUD and other power companies now have to rely on more pricey alternatives such as natural gas for power.


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Sacramento Engineer Was Inspired To Enter His Field By His Math Teacher

Alvaro Mendoza, associate telecommunications engineer with Sacramento Municipal Utility District, says the key to success in any career field is to “enjoy what you do.”


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SMUD Crews Preparing For High Winds In Storm Coming Later This Week

While they don’t have a crystal ball to predict the damage the storm will bring, they’re encouraging people to do their part to reduce the risks.


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SMUD Demanding Payment After Tenant Leaves Elderly Women Footing The Bill

The three elderly tenants of the property say they need the electricity, because one of them is on a breathing machine that must always be plugged in.


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SMUD Juicing People Up For Electric Cars

A high tech idea being driven forward: electric cars, getting a boost in Sacramento.


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Time Running Out For Customers To Cash In On Unclaimed SMUD Checks

You may be owed some money from SMUD, but time is running out to cash in.


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UC Davis Medical Center Cancels Some Procedures, Appointments Due To Power Outage

UC Davis Medical Center had to cancel some surgeries Thursday morning after the hospital was forced to run on generators.


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Find Out How To Save Money During The Summer Heat Wave

With a Flex Alert continuing through Tuesday, people are encouraged to reduce energy usage, especially in late afternoons.


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Driver Arrested For DUI After Hitting And Dragging Power Pole With Car

Crews were cleaning up debris from the road and repairing power lines Monday morning in south Sacramento after a suspected DUI driver crashed into a power pole overnight.



Sac State Using Exercise Machines To Help Power Campus

Students and staff at Sacramento State are doing more than just shaping up when they step on some exercise machines — they’re helping power the campus.


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Midtown Business Association Works To Decrease Crime With More Street Lights

A Sacramento neighborhood plans to turn off crime by turning on the lights — coming together after a string of murders, robberies and shootings.