Vol70-9 September 2020
Cooperative Review, September 2020

Take control with Account Manager

Most people only think about their electric service if the power is out or if it is time to pay the bill. Your electric account may not be at the top of your mind, but we know that our members care about how they are contacted and when. And our members also care about the amount of energy they use and how much that usage adds up on the monthly bill.

About Your Bill

Plant the right tree in the right place

It’s a great time to plant trees and shrubs. Consider electric equipment near your home and the future of your plantings.

Plan for the future when planting a tree

Trees are the major cause of power interruptions for SMECO customer-members. We devote much of our resources to cutting and trimming trees that threaten electric service.

Tree Planting

Keep your distance from transformers

If you are served through underground electric facilities, you may be tempted to hide that big green transformer in your yard with plants or landscaping, but don’t do it.

Keep Your Distance

Around Town Calendar

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

SMECO Board appoints director

The SMECO Board of Directors recently appointed Susie Hance-Wells of Prince Frederick to fill the unexpired portion of Samuel “Jack” Hammett’s three-year term, which ends in 2021. Hammett, who stepped down as of March 31, 2020, represented Calvert and Anne Arundel counties and served on SMECO’s Board since 1990.

New Board Member

Two convenient ways to communicate with SMECO

SMECO 24/7 mobile app

With SMECO’s 24/7 mobile app, you can report outages, view the up-to-date outage map, review and pay your bill and more. Download the SMECO 24/7 app and make doing business with SMECO even easier.

smeco.coop/smeco247

Texting option

Just text REG (for register) to 76326 (SMECO). With SMECO’s easy-to-use texting service, you can report outages, get status updates, and pay your bill.

smeco.coop/textme

Energy efficiency tip of the month

Clothes dryers make up a large portion of your appliance energy consumption. Clean the lint filter after each cycle, and scrub the filter with a toothbrush once a month to remove film and increase air circulation.

Source: energy.gov