Vol69-9 September 2019
Cooperative Review - September 2019

Big things are happening at SMECO’s Leonardtown facility

If you have been by SMECO’s Leonardtown office recently, you may have noticed some changes. In July, contractors began to use heavy equipment to do earthwork and install the site utility infrastructure in preparation for constructing SMECO’s new Southern Region facility. The new sustainable facility in Leonardtown will support the continued modernization of business operations, while improving customer service, reliability, the employee workplace environment, and the cooperative’s presence in the community.

New Facility

Beehives at solar farm

Something’s buzzing at the SMECO solar farm

The effort to increase native habitat for pollinators has grown nationwide in recent years as people become more aware of the necessity of keeping the population of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds alive and well. In April 2019, two bee hives were relocated to the SMECO solar farm in Hughesville and a wildflower habitat was planted for the buzzing little pollinators. The bees—queens and drones—were purchased in Remington, Virginia, earlier in the day. Another hive was also set up at SMECO’s Engineering & Operations Center.

Pollinator Habitat

Around Town Calendar

Visit the Around Town Calendar to find out about upcoming events in Southern Maryland.

SMECO awarded Electric Cooperative of the Year

In June 2019, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recognized SMECO as one of seven 2019 SEPA Power Players Award winners.

The awards recognize utilities, their industry partners, individuals, and other stakeholders that focus on projects, initiatives, and thought leadership that promote collaborative, innovative, and replicable models for change.

Cooperative of the Year

Before you dig, call 811

Call Miss Utility by dialing 811 before you plant a tree or shrub, start a garden, or install a fence. SMECO will mark the location of underground power lines on your property.

One call will save you a lot of time, trouble, and money. It could also save your life!

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