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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Hughesville, MD

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


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is a customer-owned electricity cooperative recognized for Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has leveraged ENERGY STAR across the residential sector to help customer-members save energy. Key 2018 accomplishments include:

  • Incentivizing a variety of ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs, reaching more customer-members through a variety of channels including big box retail, dollar stores, food banks and energy savings kits; and saving customers 10,880 MWh during their program year.
  • Expanding the quantity and variety of ENERGY STAR certified appliances and electronics in stores through the launch of the ENERGY STAR Retail Products Platform at four retail locations.
  • Adding ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats to its offerings in several sales channels including its residential heating and cooling program, retail programs (in-store and online), and its own online store. The ENERGY STAR name and logo appear in prominent areas of advertising and retail signage whenever space permits.
  • Supporting the construction of 500 ENERGY STAR certified new homes, with nearly 4,000 homes certified since joining the program in 2008.      

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