SMECO newsletter

volume 67 - issue 10 - October 2017

Annual meeting voter participation grows more than 900 percent

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.

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Buying new appliances? Use rebates to maximize your savings

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 STARĀ® 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.

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You may have noticed a change in your bill

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.

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Progress report for smart meter installation

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.

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Celebrate Co-op Awareness Month

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.

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