SMECO newsletter

volume 66 - issue 4 - April 2016

Smart meters are on their way

SMECO is in the process of upgrading its technology to better serve customer-members.

Many of SMECO's existing electric meters are 35 to 40 years old and require manual meter readings every month. The new smart meter is a digital electronic meter capable of two-way communications. Read more

Nominating Committee to meet in May

The 2016 Nominating Committee—appointed at the March meeting of SMECO's Board of Directors—will meet on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 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.
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The deadline is close!

Don't forget to register for the fifth annual SMECO 75 Bike Ride by May 4, 2016, to save money and ensure you receive a commemorative shirt. The ride is scheduled for June 4, 2015.

Visit for more information and to register!

High School Computer Bowl winners announced

The Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl held its 27th annual competition on March 5 at North Point High School in Waldorf. This year's Computer Bowl event featured nearly 70 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

Online store makes saving with energy efficient appliances easier

Go to SMECO's new online store for an array of energy-efficient appliances and lights for sale in one convenient spot. SMECO residential customers can now save energy and money when they purchase CFLs, LEDs, showerheads, smart strips, and more at special reduced prices. Products in the online store help members save an average of 60 percent off the regular price. Read more

Stay safe around power lines—look up

Warmer weather means many people are heading outdoors for projects around the house and yard. Stay safe, and be aware of overhead power lines. Read more