This section offers information and news to retail energy suppliers that provide electric energy to SMECO distribution customers under the Maryland Retail Choice guidelines. Here you will find documents, forms, and other resources which may be useful to you.
If you’re looking for information about becoming a SMECO vendor, please visit our Supplier Diversity page.
If you’re a heating and cooling contractor, you can participate in our EmPOWER Maryland programs.
Energy Supplier Documents & Forms
- SMECO Credit Application (PDF)
- Supplier Coordination Agreement (PDF)
- EDI Trading Partner Agreement (PDF)
- Electricity Supplier Coordination Tariff (PDF)
Alternate Energy Supplier Registration
In order to provide electric energy to SMECO Distribution Customers, it is necessary to register with SMECO. To begin this process, see our online enrollment form further down the page. The information you enter will be used only by the SMECO Supplier Support Team and will not be released to outside entities.
The following sites provide additional information on Maryland Retail Choice and Regional Control Area practices and requirements:
Class Average Load Profiles
The following files contain Class 8760 Hourly Load Data for each of the nine SMECO aggregate profile categories. The files are derived from 2019 historic meter read information and corresponding weather data from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Joint Base Andrews, and Quantico Marine Corps Air Field.
|Property Category||Property Profile||Annual Usage Range (kWh)||Export Usage|
|Residential||R1||0 to 15,560||Download R1 (XLSX)|
|Residential||R2||15,561 to 22,918||Download R2 (XLSX)|
|Residential||R3||22,919 to 157,229||Download R3 (XLSX)|
|Small C&I||SC1||0 to 16,854||Download SC1 (XLSX)|
|Small C&I||SC2||16,855 to 42,717||Download SC2 (XLSX)|
|Small C&I||SC3||42,718 to 193,642||Download SC3 (XLSX)|
|Large C&I||MC1||0 to 189,074||Download MC1 (XLSX)|
|Large C&I||MC2||189,075 to 712,205||Download MC2 (XLSX)|
|Large C&I||MC3||712,206 to 9,537,296||Download MC3 (XLSX)|
Download the Weather Data (XLSX).
Contacting SMECO Supplier Support
Representatives of the SMECO Energy Supplier Support Team are available to assist you with questions and concerns. To locate information on the program, first check our Documents and Forms. If you are still unable to locate the information you need, please contact us.
Energy Supplier Support FAQ
General Program Information
SMECO is a Rural Electric Cooperative providing electrical distribution and “standard offer service” to more than 170,000 residential, industrial and commercial customers in the Southern Maryland geographic area. The SMECO service territory includes Charles County, St. Mary's County, the southern portion of Prince George's County, and most of Calvert County, Maryland. The Cooperative's Distribution Network is supplied from six separately metered intertie points within the PEPCO Transmission Zone of the PJM Control Area.
SMECO has a Supplier Support Group to address the needs of Suppliers providing electric energy to Distribution Customers in our service territory. This support is available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during normal business days.
In accordance with Maryland regulations, Retail Suppliers must offer all customers the opportunity to receive one or two bills. SMECO will offer a consolidated billing option for Retail Suppliers who must provide customers with one bill. SMECO will not participate in Supplier consolidated billing.
You can access the SMECO Electricity Supplier Coordination Tariff on this page. There you will find the information necessary to begin supplying electricity in our territory. Also on this site you can find copies of official documents, required by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC), which outline retail electricity access practices at the Cooperative. To help with this process please fill out and submit the pre-registration form, also found on this page.
Load & Consumption Data
The preferred method is to obtain historical usage information directly from the customer. Customers can request historical consumption directly from the Cooperative. Class average profiles are also available on this page. Other options available to Retail Suppliers are discussed in the SMECO Electricity Supplier Coordination Tariff found on this page.
Class average load profiles, consumption and forecast reports provide a general idea of customer load on an hour-by-hour basis for the particular reporting period.
Electronic Data Interchange
For electricity suppliers, SMECO will conduct EDI trading in accordance with the recommendations of the Maryland PSC Generic Technical Working Implementation Group reports. Here are some documents where you can find information specific to establishing this trading relationship with SMECO.