SMECO - Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Hughesville, Maryland

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), a customer-owned electricity cooperative, serves more than 160,000 customers. SMECO has continued to promote ENERGY STAR in the residential and consumer products sectors to help its customer-members save energy. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Saving more than 35,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity across their ENERGY STAR programs.
  • Supporting the construction of more than 700 ENERGY STAR certified homes, a 15 percent increase since 2019.
  • Implementing a digital promotion campaign focused on the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes and smart thermostats that resulted in 9.5 million impressions among SMECO customer-members.
  • Using ENERGY STAR messaging to emphasize the benefits of SMECO’s incentives for ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters, smart thermostats, pool pumps, and appliances as part of the ENERGY STAR Retail Products Platform, leading to the sale of over 9,000 appliances and smart thermostats and a savings of more than 1,800 MWh.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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