Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMECO) provides electricity service to its 161,000 cooperative members in Southern Maryland, in Calvert, Charles, Prince George's, and St. Mary’s counties.

SMECO’s last rate case was in 2023. The Public Service Commission order in the case was issued on May 15, 2023. You can access the order and the case here. 

Current rates 

Electric bills include two primary categories of charges: distribution charges and supply charges. These categories of charges and additional charges are explained here. The distribution rate covers most of the average customer's distribution costs. For the average SMECO customer in 2024, the volumetric rate makes up 82 percent of distribution costs.

Volumetric distribution rate: $0.04704/kWh

Customer charge: $9.50/month

Supply cost: $ 0.086247/kWh (May 2024)

EmPOWER surcharge: $0.00921/kWh








Watch a previously recorded webinar on how to read your SMECO bill.