SMECO continuously works on projects to improve the reliability of our electric system.
Southern Maryland Reliability Project:
In 2014, SMECO completed the 230-kV transmission line connecting the Holland Cliff switching station in Calvert County with the Hewitt Road switching station in St. Mary’s County. The line will ensure reliable electric service in both counties.
Transmission Line in Charles County:
Construction continues on 69-kV transmission lines from the Hawkins Gate switching station to two new substations in and near La Plata. System improvements provide additional capacity for our Westlake substation, boosting reliability for the rapidly growing northern part of the county.