Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.095/kWh$249.23/mo.$102.53/mo.
1869th12.91¢Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2656th$153.95Average monthly electricity bill for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's residential customers

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 151,408 residential customers and 15,489 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 12.91 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately, this is 1.02% less than the state's average price of 13.05 cents, resulting in the supplier ranking 15th out of 25 suppliers in Maryland for lowest average electricity price. About 3,241,824 megawatt hours were sold by the supplier to retail accounts in 2020. 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 72.95% of the total electricity sourced. Their revenue in 2020 from electricity related activities was $411,166,100, with 87.28% coming from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is $153.95 per month, while the US average is $120.98. Customers of the supplier are faced with 1.31 electrical outages on average each year, with outages lasting around 148.8 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. Electricity generation is not handled in house at the company, as they purchase electricity at wholesale rates from other providers to then be resold to their customers.

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 2.45% of the total electricity production total. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of best out of 51 providers who report energy loss in the state and 260th best out of 3510 in the country.

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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Energy Loss

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

-2.45%

Total Energy Loss

81,686MWh

260 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's Power Outages

148.8 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

1.31 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Maryland166,897415,875,3194100%

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Calvert County92,7834915.95$147.21/mo
Charles County166,6172916.03$149.86/mo
Prince George's County967,2015017.00$149.95/mo
St. Mary's County113,7772916.03$149.86/mo

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative FAQ:

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

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's current average bundled electricity rate is 12.91 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Maryland bundled rate of 13.05 cents and the average national rate of 13.67 cents.

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

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative sells electricity in 4 counties throughout the United States.

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

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $153.95, compared to the Maryland average of $122.98 and the nationwide of $122.98 for bundled service.

When will Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative power be restored?

Average outage times for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative are roughly 148.8 minutes per outage.

Who is the CEO of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's CEO is Sonja M. Cox.

What is the phone number for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative?

You can reach Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative by phone via (888) 440-3311.

What cities does Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provider electricity in?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provides electricity to 33 cities throughout the US.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-01