SMECO Electricity Rates and Plans

The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative that serves over 165,000 customers in southern Maryland. The cooperative was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Hughesville, Maryland. SMECO's service area covers over 1,150 square miles and includes Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, and parts of Prince George's counties. The utility's primary source of power is from the wholesale market, with additional energy provided by SMECO's own power generation facilities. SMECO is committed to providing reliable and affordable energy to its members while also promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy options.






SMECO Energy Sources

SMECO's energy comes from solar. Solar is the largest source of electricity, providing 100% of SMECO's energy.




The average electricity rate for SMECO customers is 12.1 cents/kWh. SMECO has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential ServiceFixed
Residential ServiceFixed13¢ to 13¢

SMECO Electricity Plans

The price to compare for SMECO is 7.86¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,150 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Tomorrow Energy

Earth Care 12

cheapestcheapest renewablecheapest 12 months
See Details
11.68¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Tomorrow Energy

Earth Care Variable

cheapest <12 months
19.36¢1 monthsChoose Plan

SMECO Reliability

In 2021, the average SMECO customer lost electricity for 2 times for about 104 minutes each. In total, the average SMECO customer had their electricity out for about 162 minutes during the whole year.

SMECO Incentives

SMECO can help you upgrade appliances and smart devices in your home.

Light BulbsUp to $8Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)See Details
Light BulbsUp to $5Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)See Details
Heat Pump Water HeatersUp to $800Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)See Details
Light BulbsUp to $7Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)See Details
Smart Thermostats$75Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)See Details


Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; reconciled annually in April at the commodity energy supply rate

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