June 28, 2022

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SMECO Board Election Process Begins

Energy Rates

The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Board of Directors appointed the 2022 Nominating Committee at its March meeting. The committee will meet in May to select candidates for the five board positions to be elected this year.

SMECO: Time-of-Use Rates Available


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has a new energy rate option available. SMECO has received approval to offer Time-of-Use rates to residential and commercial accounts on its standard offer service rate.

SMECO Adjusts Its Energy Charges


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission to adjust its energy charges. New Standard Offer Service rates will go into effect with February 2022 bills.

SMECO Update on EV Charging Stations

EV charging station

As of December 31, 2021, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has installed 17 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers and three Level 3 DC fast chargers in the region.

SMECO: Power Restoration to Be Completed Friday


As of 2:30 pm Friday, January 7, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has nearly all of its crews and contractors working in the Nanjemoy, Grayton, and Indian Head areas of Charles County. SMECO expects to have “everyone’s power restored tonight.”

SMECO Power Restoration Nears Completion

As of 9 pm Thursday, January 6, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has substantially completed power restoration in Calvert, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties. Remaining outages in Charles County are expected to be addressed by Friday evening.

SMECO Continues Power Restoration Work

As of 12:15 pm Thursday, January 6, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has about 1,626 members without electric service following Monday’s snowstorm.

Power Restoration Update From SMECO

Power Restoration

Between 6:30 am Monday and 11:15 am Wednesday, January 5, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has had 78,600 customers affected by power outages; some of these have experienced multiple interruptions. More than 72,300 have had power restored.

SMECO Gives Power Outage Update


SMECO update: As of 9:33 am Wednesday, January 5, SMECO has 618 active outages and 6,677 customers without power.

SMECO: Be Prepared for Power Outages


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative urges its members to plan for fundamental needs in the event of a power outage. The key is to be prepared. Take these steps before, during, and after an outage.