SMECO newsletter

volume 65 - issue 4 - april 2015

Convenience in the palm of your hand

In January 2014, SMECO introduced a text messaging service that enables interested customer-members to report outages and receive outage notifications via text. That service has been expanded to offer billing and payment text messaging. Read more

Little changes can make a big difference

Since Thomas Edison patented the incandescent bulb in 1879, technology to light our homes has been changing and evolving to increase the longevity of the bulb and decrease the amount of electricity it uses. Making small changes to the lighting use in your home can save energy and save money. Read more

SMECO sponsors 26th annual High School Computer Bowl

The Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl held its 26th annual competition on March 7 at North Point High School in Waldorf. This year's Computer Bowl event featured 80 young computer experts in a test of their coding skills and technical knowledge. Sponsors for the annual competition are SMECO, the College of Southern Maryland, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the public school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties.Read more

Nominating Committee to meet in May

The 2015 Nominating Committee—appointed at the March meeting of SMECO's Board of Directors—will meet on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 9 a.m. to select candidates for SMECO's Board. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at 15045 Burnt Store Road in Hughesville, Maryland. Read more

It's not too late!

Don't forget to register for the fourth annual SMECO 75 Bike Ride by May 6, 2015, to save money and ensure you receive a commemorative shirt. The ride is scheduled for June 6, 2015. Register now

Stay safe around power lines

With the return of spring, many people are excited to head outdoors and get started on some projects around the house and yard. It's important to stay safe and be aware of overhead power lines. Look up. Read more