SMECO newsletter

volume 66 - issue 10 - October 2016

Changes approved for 2017 annual meeting

Youth Leadership Conference delegate, Megan Mattei, was the guest speaker at the 2016 annual members’ meeting.

On August 23, 2016, SMECO held its 78th Annual Meeting at the Blue Crabs Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf to give customer-members the opportunity to vote for the cooperative's Board of Directors and several proposed bylaw changes. Read more

Contested rate structure slows foray into community solar

When the state legislature directed the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to establish a community solar pilot program, SMECO was excited about participating. Community solar was seen as an attractive, viable option for those customer-members who could not or did not want to put solar panels on their homes or businesses. Community solar systems would be located around our service area, and individual retail customer-members would become "subscribers." The energy would travel across SMECO's delivery system to the subscriber. Electric utilities, like SMECO, would credit subscribers' bills for the solar energy they used. The utilities would also be required to purchase "unsubscribed energy"—that is, any solar energy produced that was in excess of what subscribers purchased. Read more

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date

With the recent bylaw changes, it will be more important than ever to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.
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