July 20, 2024

Sept. 30 Savor the Taste of St. Mary’s


Join the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce for the annual Taste of St. Mary’s on September 30, 2023.

SMECO: Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place

Power Lines

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative offers some advice for those thinking of planting trees on their property: Consider electric equipment near the home and the future of the plantings. And always call 811 before you dig to locate buried utility lines.

SMECO Has Speakers Bureau Available to Civic Groups

Speakers Bureau

Groups and organizations looking for a program to fill a meeting agenda shouldn’t overlook the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. The utility’s Speakers Bureau offers the expertise of SMECO employees who will be glad to present a program on a wide range of topics.

SMECO Annual Meeting Aug. 24 in Mechanicsville


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s annual members’ meeting will start at 6pm August 24 at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.

SMECO Board of Director Ballots Mailed


SMECO has mailed ballots for its board of directors election. Online and mail-in ballots must be received by August 17, 2023. The annual members’ meeting will be August 24.

SMECO Crews Tackled Outages After Weekend Storm


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative crews worked throughout the night on Saturday, July 29, to restore electric service to members who were affected by power outages from severe weather.

Capital Credits Refunded to SMECO Members


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is refunding members’ capital credits totaling nearly $5.6 million. Of that total, a general refund of approximately $3 million will be issued in July.

SMECO Warns of Scammer Threats

Know What You Owe

SMECO members have reported receiving calls from scammers threatening to disconnect their power if they don’t make a payment. Do not make a payment until you’ve checked your account balance. SMECO will not call and threaten to disconnect your power in 30 minutes.

Four Earn SMECO Scholarships


Four high school seniors who live in the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative service area have been awarded scholarships. They are Zoe McCall, Lauren McNair, Ivy Phillips, and William Spruill.

It’s Hurricane Season. Plan & Prepare


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative urges residents to take measures to plan and prepare for storms during hurricane season.