SMECO newsletter

volume 67 - issue 3 - March 2017

Do you have questions about smart meters?

SMECO is installing smart meters throughout its service area during 2017. SMECO has hosted several open houses to offer members an opportunity to see the meters and ask questions, and we have noticed some of the same questions keep popping up.

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SMECO sponsors 23rd annual math competition

The 23rd annual regional MATHCOUNTS competition challenged more than 230 students from 24 schools throughout Southern Maryland to test their math skills at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick on Saturday, February 4.

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Celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day

Join us as we celebrate our linemen on April 10, 2017. America's electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. SMECO invites you to take this opportunity to thank your linemen for the difficult and dangerous work they do.

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Update on SMECO's Community Solar petition

SMECO has been rigorously pursuing the lawful advancement of Community Solar in Southern Maryland. In our October issue of the Cooperative Review, we explained our action petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to declare provisions of the Maryland Public Service Commission's (PSC) Community Solar regulations as conflicting with federal law. We offered easy fixes.

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It's time to 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 3, 2017
Time: Packet pick-up/same-day registration
from 7 to 9 a.m.
Early packet pick-up, June 2 from
4 to 6 p.m.
Place: 15035 Burnt Store Rd., Hughesville, MD
Cost: Register* by May 3: $40

May 4–May 26: $50
May 27–June 3: $55
* Register by May 3 to guarantee receipt of a shirt.

www.smeco.coop/SMECO75


Stay safe around power lines—look up

Spring is fast approaching and warmer weather means many people are heading outdoors for projects around the house and yard. Stay safe, and be aware of overhead power lines.

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