July 17, 2019

SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

Capital Credits

Customer members of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative will be seeing refunds of their capital credits.  

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SMECO on List of Power Players

Power Players

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has been named among the list of winners of the Smart Electric Power Alliance 2019 Power Players Awards.

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Hoyer: Slow Jobs, Wage Growth Threatens Economic Expansion

Jobs Report

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its May 2019 jobs report. Job growth slowed and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent.

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Airport Innovation Community Meeting Set

Airport Innovation

St. Mary’s County and partners are planning a series of changes to the region near the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport.

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MetCom Awards BECA Scholarship

BECA

More than $201,000 in scholarships were awarded on May 14, 2019, during the Business, Education and Community Alliance Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Dr. James A Forrest Career and Technology Center, and the Metropolitan Commission in St. Mary’s County was there to participate in the BECA program. 

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SMECO Hopes to Install Charging Stations

Charging Stations

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has submitted a request to the Maryland Public Service Commission, seeking the authorization to install up to 60 Charging Stations for electric vehicles in various locations throughout the cooperative’s service area over a pilot period of five years.

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Cooperative Adopts Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management

In its 2018 Annual Report, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative took the opportunity to educate its customer-members on the co-op’s adoption of Enterprise Risk Management. 

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UAS Delivers Donor Kidney in History-Making Flight

donor kidney

History was made recently when a University of Maryland UAS delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for transplantation. The testing and prep work for the flight was conducted at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport at the university’s unmanned aircraft test site.

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MedStar Earns Top Marks in Hospital Safety

Hospital Safety

The Leapfrog Group has again awarded top marks to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in its Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade survey. The hospital safety grade of “A” recognizes the hospital’s superior efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the US.

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Rates Drop, Home Construction Rebounds

Rates

Trade tensions have lowered interest rates and combined with a rebounding housing industry summer 2019 is promising a better market for home buyers. Pre-qualifying for your mortgage at PRMI can put you first in line for the home of your dreams.

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