June 29, 2022

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SMECO: Be Safe Around Power Lines

Power Lines

Spring is here and warmer weather means many Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative members will be heading outdoors for projects around the house and yard. The cooperative urges you to stay safe and be aware of overhead power lines.

New SMECO Office in L’town on Track to Open in June


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative employees are scheduled to move in to SMECO’s new Leonardtown office in June.

1st SMECO EV Charging Station Opens

Charging Station

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative opened its first EV Recharge public charging station for electric vehicles at the St. Mary’s County Public Library and Garvey Activity Senior Center on Hayden Farm Lane in Leonardtown. The station has 24-hour access.

SMECO Scholarship Applications Available


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is offering college scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Charging Station Available at Town Library

Charging Station

The first of 20 electric vehicle charging stations to be built in St. Mary’s County is now operational at the Leonardtown Library.

Nominate an Outstanding STEM Teacher


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and the school systems in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties are looking for nominees the 2021 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards for educators who exemplify excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Deadline for nominations is January 29, 2021.

Lower SMECO Energy Rates in Effect

Energy Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative received approval for a decrease in the power supply rates that most members pay for their electric service.

SMECO Employees Raise Funds for Hospitals

SMECO Hospital Donation

Three area hospitals recently received donations from Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative to support the hospitals’ care providers and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawkins New Senior VP at SMECO


Campbell Hawkins has joined Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative as senior vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer to lead SMECO’s newly created Strategy and Innovation Department.

SMECO Discounts Energy-Efficient Building Classes

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is offering members a substantial discount to attend the National Sustainable Structures Center course on the Fundamentals of Energy-Efficient Buildings Operations. Register now for a $796 savings.