Vol72-11 November 2022
Calvert County Public Schools: At the head of the class in conserving energy
For Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS), sustainability starts in the classroom. Beginning in elementary school, students are taught about the importance of recycling and energy conservation. Proving it practices what it preaches, CCPS has completed 239 energy efficiency upgrades through SMECO’s Business Solutions and has received over $2.1 million in incentives from SMECO for the upgrades. The incentives—and Calvert County’s participation in the Demand Response Program—are the sole source of funding for the energy projects completed at the schools. The improvements have helped CCPS earn U.S. Department of Education recognition through a Green Ribbon Schools award in 2019.
An initiative to recruit, hire, and honor veterans
In an ongoing effort to facilitate the connection between job-seeking veterans and electric cooperative career opportunities, SMECO works to recruit, hire, and honor our veterans. Veterans can enter the workforce with identifiable and transferable skills to help achieve our co-op’s mission.
SMECO employees assist with Florida restoration efforts
On October 2, SMECO employees drove to southwest Florida to assist in restoration efforts following a devastating blow from Hurricane Ian.
Visit the Community Calendar to find out about upcoming events in Southern Maryland.
Energy efficiency tip of the month
Blocked air vents force your heating system to work harder than necessary and increase pressure in the ductwork, which can cause cracks and leaks to form. Make sure all air vents are unobstructed from furniture, drapes, or other items to ensure sufficient circulation throughout your home.