Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

About Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative serves 5 cities and is considered an electricity cooperative. The company presently provides electricity to residential and commercial customers, with a total of 15,397 commercial accounts and 150,497 residential accounts recently reported to be on their books. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's customers are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.63 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.46% lower than the state's average rate of 12.99 cents, resulting in the company ranking 11th out of 25 providers in Maryland for best average electricity rate. There were a total of 3,241,824 megawatt hours sold via retail sales in 2020 by the supplier. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 72.95% of the electricity sourced by the company. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity related activities was $411,166,100, with 87.28% coming from retail sales to end users.

The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $118.93, while the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative average is 15.94% higher at $137.88 per month. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative ranks 2395th in the nation for average monthly bill total. Consumers of the supplier deal with 1.31 power outages a year with outages lasting on average 148.8 minutes. The provider does not have ownership in any electricity generation plants and all of the electricity that they sell to their customers must be purchased from other providers.

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Thankfully, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative allows their consumers to take part in net metering. This makes it easier for people to install solar and other alternative electricity options as they have the ability to sell unneeded electricity back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is part of being in the electricity production business. Providers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative recently reported an annual loss of about 2.45% of the electricity that they transmit. These averages enable us to compare and contrast the grid efficiencies of the companies who operate around the country. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has been given a rank of 261st best out of 3510 suppliers who report energy loss in the US.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.093/kWh$241.16/mo.$99.54/mo.
1320th11.63¢Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2395th$137.88Average monthly electric bill for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's residential customers

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
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Energy Loss

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

-2.45%

Total Energy Loss

81,686MWh

261 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
Maryland165,894384,691,7326100%

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Calvert County92,525214.32$148.16/mo
Charles County163,257114.42$156.18/mo
Prince George's County909,327315.39$141.18/mo
St. Mary's County113,510114.43$156.18/mo

Cities Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Eagle Harbor, MD
  • Indian Head, MD
  • La Plata, MD
  • Leonardtown, MD
  • Port Tobacco Village, MD

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What is the phone number for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative?

The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative phone number is (888) 440-3311.

What cities does Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative sell electricity to?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provides electricity in 5 cities.

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

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperatives current average bundled electricity rate is 11.63 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Maryland bundled rate of 12.99 cents and the average US rate of 13.40 cents.

Who is the CEO of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative?

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

When will Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative power be restored?

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

How much 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 $137.88, compared to the Maryland average of $127.02 and the nationwide of $127.02 for bundled service.

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

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative including, Maryland.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-03