Vol73-5 May 2023
Member newsletter for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
SMECO worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 22 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, and STEM integration.
The following environmental information is for Standard Offer Service. The data are published at the request of the Maryland Public Service Commission. The data are based on a combination of 2022 regional averages and SMECO’s Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in place. Since the data include PJM Interconnection (the regional transmission organization) wholesale market averages, the SMECO-specific emissions data may vary from these averages.
Total residential Standard Offer Service (SOS) rate for April: $0.090934 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
- Winter Residential Energy Charge: $0.0931 per kWh
- April Residential Power Cost Adjustment (PCA): ($0.002166) per kWh
Energy efficiency tip of the month
Thermostat location can impact your HVAC system’s ability to maintain an ideal indoor temperature. For best accuracy, thermostats should be placed in the center of the home, away from air vents, plumbing pipes and exterior doors.
Avoid placing items like lamps and televisions near your thermostat, which can cause the HVAC to run longer than necessary. Avoid installing thermostats in rooms that tend to feel warmer or colder than the rest of the home. Do not place furniture in front of the thermostat, which can block air flow and result in inaccurate readings.
Find out about upcoming events in Southern Maryland.