July 26, 2017

Solar Facility Coming to La Plata

solar facility

A new solar facility is about to be built in La Plata, through an agreement between Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and Origis Energy USA.

Capital Credit Refunds Coming to SMECO Bills

Capital Credit Refunds

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has been able to save money on its expenses through the year, so it will issue capital credit refunds to customer-members totaling nearly $3.8 million.

SMECO Wants to Reduce Rates

reduce rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has requested permission to reduce its rates by more than 10 percent for residential customers. If the request is approved, the lower rates would go into effect this summer and be seen on the August 2017 bills.

Math, Science Teachers Honored by SMECO


Fifteen math and science teachers in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County schools have been selected for the Outstanding Teacher awards from Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative.

SMECO Donates to Operation: Tohidu

Operation: Tohidu

This year, SMECO was able to donate $53,476 to Melwood’s Operation: Tohidu because of the money raised during the SMECO 75 Bike Ride in June and the SMECO Annual Charity Golf Outing in October.

Board Members Elected at SMECO Meeting

SMECO Annual Meeting 2016

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative elected members to its board of directors Aug. 23 at its 78th annual customer-members meeting at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, where it has been held since 2009.

SMECO Raises Funds for Wounded Warriors

SMECO employees held two fund raising events and donated $36,470 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

SMECO Chosen J.D. Power Champion

Using measures of customer satisfaction, SMECO has been chosen to be one of only 50 2014 J.D. Power Customer Champs, along with Cadillac and Amazon.com.

SMECO Promotes 3 to Be Vice President

Three longtime employees with a collective 88 years of service for SMECO have been promoted to be vice presidents.

New SMECO Directors Elected at Annual Meeting

SMECO celebrated its 75th annal meeting with prizes, entertainment, and the election of the co-op’s Board of Directors.