SMECO newsletter

volume 66 - issue 3 - March 2016

Choose the right light for you

Buying an incandescent bulb used to be straight forward. If your light fixture was rated for a 60-watt (W) bulb, you bought a 60W or less incandescent bulb. The introduction of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) made understanding which type of light to buy more of a challenge. As of January 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) required manufacturers to use a new Lighting Facts label on packaging for medium screw base light bulbs. The label looks similar to familiar food nutrition labels and helps consumers make the most efficient lighting choice for their needs. Read more

SMECO announces MATHCOUNTS winners

The 22nd annual regional MATHCOUNTS competition challenged more than 145 students from 21 schools throughout Southern Maryland to test their math skills at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick on Saturday, February 6. Read more

Check out SMECO's new Account Manager

SMECO launched its Account Manager site in December 2015. The goal of this new web feature is to provide customer-members with the freedom to do business their way, automating options that previously required a phone call to SMECO's contact center. Read more

Sign up for the SMECO 75 Bike Ride

Join us for the bike ride through Southern Maryland. See the bill insert for more information.

Date: June 4, 2016
Time: Registration will be open from 7 to 9 a.m. for packet pick-up/same-day registration
Early packet pick-up, June 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Place: 15035 Burnt Store Rd., Hughesville, MD
Cost: Register* by May 4: $40
May 5–May 27: $50
May 28–June 4: $55

* Register by May 4 to guarantee receipt of a shirt.

April 18 is Lineman Appreciation Day

National Lineman Appreciation Day is on April 18, 2016 and provides an opportunity to thank our linemen for the difficult and dangerous work they do. Read more