For SMECO, it’s a big job feeding our demand for electricity
Something alien is growing in Calvert County. The aliens have sprouted up in the front yards of homes along quiet, winding Bowie Shop Road. Still more are appearing on Route 4.
They are big, very big, towering over the landscape. Eventually there will be 23 of them.
These aliens are behemoth power poles, erected by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative in the name of progress.
The new metal poles bear little resemblance to the old wooden poles they are replacing, and they don’t exist anywhere else in Calvert County.