SMECO continuously works on projects to improve the reliability of our electric system.
New Substation and Transmission Line in St. Mary’s County:
SMECO is building a new substation in Chaptico. The facility will add capacity to our transmission system in the northern part of St. Mary’s County, absorbing some of the load from four other substations in the area. To supply electricity to the Chaptico substation, SMECO plans to build seven miles of 69-kV transmission line from the Ryceville substation. Construction on the line is scheduled to begin in March 2022 and be complete in October, so that Chaptico can be energized in the fourth quarter of 2022.