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SMUD vs. PG&E: HISTORICAL UTILITY-WIDE WEIGHTED 
AVERAGE RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES: 1980-2005

PG&E
(cents/kWh)

SMUD
(cents/kWh)

PG&E / SMUD

PG&E
(cents/kWh)

SMUD
(cents/kWh)

PG&E / SMUD

1980

4.79¢

2.48¢ 193.1% 1993 10.29¢ 7.56¢ 136.1%
1981 6.05¢ 2.76¢ 219.2% 1994 10.36¢ 7.81¢ 132.7%
1982 6.25¢ 2.97¢ 210.4% 1995 9.56¢ 8.04¢ 118.9%
1983 6.43¢ 3.69¢ 174.3% 1996 9.82¢ 7.99¢ 122.9%
1984 7.87¢ 3.85¢ 204.4% 1997 9.99¢ 7.77¢ 128.6%
1985 8.76¢ 4.49¢ 195.1% 1998 9.92¢ 7.63¢ 130.0%
1986 8.74¢ 5.38¢ 162.5% 1999 10.03¢ 7.62¢ 131.6%
1987 7.53¢ 6.55¢ 115.0% 2000 10.04¢ 7.63¢ 131.6%
1988 7.78¢ 7.26¢ 107.2% 2001 13.06¢ 9.22¢ 141.6%
1989 8.69¢ 7.32¢ 118.7% 2002 13.95¢ 9.27¢ 150.5%
1990 9.12¢ 8.16¢ 111.8% 2003 13.90¢ 9.61¢ 144.6%
1991 9.72¢ 8.18¢ 118.8% 2004 12.81¢ 9.31¢ 137.6%
1992 10.28¢ 8.07¢ 127.4% 2005 13.10¢ 9.94¢ 131.8%
*Utility-wide prices are the weighted average prices of all customer classes for each utility.
Source: Figures for 1980- 2002 Calculated by the California Energy Commission; see 
www.energy.ca.gov/electricity/weighted_avg_retail_prices.html
Page Updated November 14, 2003. 
For 2003-2005 figures were maintained and calculated by Alan Wilcox, Rate 
Administrator, SMUD, As specified in a telephone conversation, April, 2005

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Last updated 9-12-2005