volume 67 - issue 10 - October 2017
SMECO held its 79th Annual Meeting on August 23, 2017, at Middleton Hall in Waldorf. The Board of Directors election was conducted by mail prior to the meeting.
If you are in the market to purchase a new appliance, consider combining those Black Friday shopping deals with your SMECO rebates. When you are setting up your post-Thanksgiving shopping strategy to take advantage of the super deals, look to see if the models you are considering include additional rebates. As a SMECO customer member, you can get rebates up to $500 on ENERGY STAR® certified appliances. Not only will you save more on the purchase price, but you may save more money in the long run, because ENERGY STAR certified appliances run more efficiently than standard appliances and can help reduce your energy costs.
Does your bill look a little different? If we installed a smart meter at your home or business, you have new information printed on your bill.
As of September 18, 2017, 137,000 smart meters have been installed in Southern Maryland. SMECO and its contractor, Utility Partners of America (UPA), continue to make progress on the full-scale roll-out of smart meters in the Cooperative's service area, averaging about 2,000 to 3,000 meter installations a week.
In 1964, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman proclaimed October to be Co-op month. This started an annual tradition of honoring cooperatives in all their forms across the United States.