SMECO newsletter

volume 65 - issue 6 - june 2015

Little things add up, don't let pools and spas pump you dry

It's June and many people will be enjoying their pools and spas. They are a great way to relax or cool off, but the cost to operate them can add quite a bit to your energy bill. A one-horsepower pool pump running 12 hours a day can cost over $50 a month. A hot tub with both pump and heater running five hours a day can rack up around $46 a month on your energy bill.

How can you reduce the operating costs? Read more

Environmental information for SMECO's SOS (As of 2014)

The following environmental information is for Standard Offer Service. The data are published at the request of the Maryland Public Service Commission and are based on regional averages. Since the data are PJM Interconnection (the regional transmission organization) wholesale market averages, the SMECO-specific emissions and energy source (fuel mix) data may vary from these averages. Read more

SMECO honors math and science teachers

SMECO and the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties recently honored 17 local educators for their accomplishments in the fields of mathematics and science. Ten math teachers and seven science teachers from schools in the three counties received awards. Read more

Need help paying your energy bill? Help is available!

Having trouble paying your electric bill? You may be eligible to participate in one of two payment programs offered by the State of Maryland. Read more

Four students receive college scholarships

SMECO awarded four $1,500 college scholarships to local high school seniors who live in the cooperative's service area for 2014. Scholarships are based on each applicant's scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. Over the past 22 years, SMECO has awarded scholarships to 92 students. Read more