At SMECO, we are committed to maintaining high standards in everything we do, from reliable electric service and outstanding customer service to excellent working conditions for our employees. We’re proud that our efforts are being recognized. Below are just some of the commendations that we have received.
Leader in Solar Energy:
The SMECO Solar generating facility in Hughesville represents our commitment to renewable energy. Operating the facility is the most economic and reliable way for the Co-op to meet state requirements for renewable solar energy. In October 2014, the Solar Energy Power Association named SMECO Electric Cooperative Utility of the Year.
Seals of Approval:
We strive to provide a professional and healthy workplace culture for our employees. Alliance for Workplace Excellence has recognized our efforts with three awards: the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, the Health and Wellness Seal of Approval, and the EcoLeadership Award.
As a cooperative that is committed to our community, we promote efficiency programs that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency named SMECO as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 for our work in encouraging customers to be more energy efficient. This included Sustained Excellence honors in 2015 for our successful delivery of ENERGY STAR’s energy efficiency programs. We received the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 for promoting construction of ENERGY STAR certified homes.
Innovation in Customer Service:
SMECO consistently strives to provide superior customer service through useful technological innovations. These efforts were recognized by CS Week in July 2014 when SMECO received the Innovation in Customer Service Award for small utilities.