Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative: Rates and Coverage Area

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

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About Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provides electricity to 33 cities in the state including cities such as Waldorf CDP, Clinton CDP, Fort Washington CDP, Fort Hunt CDP, and Bensville CDP. The organization is an electric cooperative. Electricity companies must regularly report the total number of customers they have to government agencies. In the most recent report the supplier reported a total of 156,371 residential customers and 15,811 commercial customers receiving electricity from the company. This is the sum of their customers. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's consumers are billed an average residential electricity rate of 14.31 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately, this is 14.75% less than the state's average price of 16.79 cents, resulting in the supplier ranking 9th out of 18 suppliers in Maryland for lowest average electricity price. About 3,420,626 megawatt hours were sold by the supplier to retail accounts in 2022. The electricity sourced by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is made up primarily of megawatt hours they procured on the wholesale market. This category makes up 42.96% of the total electricity sourced. Their revenue in 2022 from electricity related activities was $545,654,100, with 90.82% coming from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is $159.12 per month, while the US average is $135.39. The company currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices from other providers and then resell it to end consumers.

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Fortunately, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative offers net metering choices to customers of the company. This makes it cheaper for people who are interested to install solar and other electricity options as they have the ability to sell unused wattage back to their supplier.

Energy Loss

Suppliers regularly report energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative recently reported a loss of 3.26% of the total electricity production total. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 2nd best out of 52 providers who report energy loss in the state and 426th best out of 3517 in the country.

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in December and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.095/kWh$266.45/mo.$102.53/mo.
1809th14.31¢Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2454th$159.12Average monthly electricity bill for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's residential customers

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:15035 Burnt Store Road
    Hughesville, Maryland 20637
    United States of America
  • CEO:Sonja M. Cox

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Service

Energy provider of the year for Maryland, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Least Outages Per Year
Maryland, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Maryland, Major Provider Category
Lowest Energy Loss
Maryland, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Maryland, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Shortest Average Electricity Outages
Maryland, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

-3.26%

Total Energy Loss

115,513MWh

426 National Rank

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Coverage Map

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Maryland172,182439,256,9457100%

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Calvert County94,5734921.62$183.29/mo
Charles County170,1022821.33$182.60/mo
Prince George's County946,9715023.56$192.87/mo
St. Mary's County114,8772821.33$182.60/mo

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What is the average bundled bill for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Consumers of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $159.12.

What cities does Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provider electricity to?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provides electricity in 33 cities throughout the United States.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative customers?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's current average bundled electricity rate is 14.31 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 16.79 cents and the average nationwide rate of 15.73 cents.

What is the phone number for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (888) 440-3311

Who is the CEO of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative?

The current CEO of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is Sonja M. Cox.

How many counties does Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative sell electricity to?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative sells electricity to customers in 4 counties.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-06-20