At approximately 11:47 a.m. SMUD’s substation A, located at 6th and H Streets, suffered significant damage from an on-site fire. SMUD immediately deenergized the substation resulting in power losses for about 1,300 customers in the downtown area.
SMUD has confirmed that all employees have been accounted for and there are no injuries reported. The root cause is being investigated and unknown at this point.
Based upon significant damage, power will not be restored today and SMUD is recommending back-up generators for those who have them.
SMUD is actively working to assess the damage and is calling all impacted customers. SMUD will provide updates as appropriate.