Vol70-8 August 2020
Cooperative Review - August 2020

Be prepared for hurricane season

With all of the events of 2020, it might be easy to forget that we are in the heart of hurricane season (June to November). Southern Maryland residents should take measures to plan and prepare.

Stay Prepared

Electricity brings everyday value

Most people don’t think much about the electricity they use. We expect the lights to turn on when we flip the switch and the coffeemaker to work each morning. Because electricity is so abundant, we don’t think much about it. Many of us have been spending more time at home over the past few months and we have likely been using more energy. And yet, we still expect an endless supply of power with uninterrupted service 24/7. The only time we really think about electricity is when the power goes out or perhaps when the monthly bill arrives.

A Good Value

EV charging stations coming to SOMD soon

SMECO has partnered with Greenlots, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies, to install up to 60 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the cooperative’s service area in the next five years. The first charging station should be operational within the next few months.

Charging Stations

Around Town Calendar

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

Need help paying your bill?

SMECO knows that many of our members continue to be impacted by COVID-19. We want you to know that you may be eligible for help from the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) or the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) offered by the state.

Find Assistance

Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month

Installing a smart power strip is a quick and easy way to start saving money while making your home more energy efficient. Smart power strips can actually cut power off to save energy since they are able to detect when a device is in standby mode.

Source: energy.gov