November 15, 2018

SMECO to Hold Energy Assistance Fair

Annual Meeting

Do you need help paying your electric bill? The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative wants to remind customer-members that they may be eligible for help from the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) or the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) offered by the state.

To find out if you qualify apply at the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee’s Office of Home Energy Programs during the hours of 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Thursday at 8371 Old Leonardtown Road in Hughesville. Energy assistance applications will not be accepted until after July 1, 2018.

You also can apply during the Energy Assistance Fair at SMECO headquarters on Burnt Store Road in Hughesville on Monday, July 2, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm. If you qualify, you may receive payment assistance.

Be advised that Electric Universal Service Program participants are required to be enrolled in a monthly budget payment plan. MEAP customers have the option to participate in a special budget payment plan offered through the Utility Service Protection Program (USPP). If you fail to make your monthly payments after being placed on a payment plan, you can be dropped from the program and your service can be turned off.

Other News From SMECO

SMECO conducts an annual members’ meeting for the purpose of electing directors and voting on bylaw changes. As a customer-member, you are an owner and have the right to vote. All customer-members should receive their ballots in late July. Completed ballots must be received by mail by Aug. 22, 2018. All voting will be conducted by mail; there will be no on-site voting at the annual meeting. Results will be announced at the meeting. Mailed ballots will be included to reach the
necessary quorum.

Please make sure your mailing information is up to date so that you receive election materials. The annual meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, and it is open to all members. A basic business meeting will begin at 6 pm at SMECO’s headquarters in Hughesville.

To learn more about SMECO, visit its Leader member page.

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