SMECO newsletter

volume 65 - issue 10 - october 2015

Rate adjustment filed with PSC

SMECO filed a request in September with the Maryland Public Service Commission to restructure and increase its Distribution Service rates. This is the first such request in more than five years. If approved, the rates are expected to take effect in March 2016, and the overall impact on all SMECO’s customer-members will be a 4.45 percent increase. With our continued success in purchasing attractively-priced power that decreased Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy charges over the past year, SMECO residential customers will still be paying about $17 per month less than last summer. Read more

SMECO sells Prince Frederick office

On July 21, 2015, the Calvert County commissioners voted 5 to 0 to move forward with the purchase of SMECO’s Prince Frederick office building and property. Further steps were taken on August 4, when the commissioners also voted unanimously to adjust the budget to cover the purchase price of $2.6 million. Read more

New tool helps you decide if solar is right for you

SMECO now has an online, self-service tool—WattPlan—that will help customers who are interested in installing solar panels and a net meter. This tool provides an estimate of a home’s potential for a rooftop solar array, including an estimate of the amount of electricity that could be generated and approximate annual electric bill savings. (The figures shown are estimates only.) Read more

Be alert to payment scams

SMECO has been alerted to a fraud scam in which customers are asked to provide payment information in order to avoid having their electric service disconnected. Read more

SMECO holds 77th annual members' meeting

SMECO held its 77th Annual Meeting on September 2, 2015, at the Blue Crabs Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. The event allows customer-members the opportunity to vote for SMECO members to serve on the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Read more