Cooperative Review

Member newsletter for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Prepare for SMECO’s 2024 Annual Members’ Meeting

About SMECO’s Annual Meeting

Every year, SMECO conducts its members’ meeting for the purpose of electing directors and voting on bylaw changes. As a member, you have the right to vote. SMECO has 15 directors and, every year, five directors are elected to three-year terms.

Annual Meeting

Interested in running for the Board of Directors?

Applications are due in May

Eligible cooperative members* interested in running in 2024 to serve on SMECO’s Board of Directors must submit their applications in May.

All candidates must complete an online Board of Directors Candidate Application available online at


Join us at the 2024 Gaff-n-Go Lineworker’s Rodeo

May 17–18, 2024  |  Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA  | Learn more:

Lineworkers power our community

Lineworkers are ranked as one of the 10 most dangerous jobs in the country. SMECO’s linemen work near high-voltage electricity rain or shine—in often challenging conditions—to ensure our members have reliable electricity. Move just the wrong way or lose focus for a split second, and it could be deadly.


Standard Offer Service rate update

Total residential Standard Offer Service (SOS) rate for March: $0.085351 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

  • Winter Residential Energy Charge: $0.0854 per kWh
  • March Residential Power Cost Adjustment (PCA): ($0.000049) per kWh

SMECO’s PCA for March was -0.06 percent of the current average annual base energy.

SOS Rate

Community Calendar

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