Electricity: Customers may choose their electric supplier from a number of options. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, a 2015 J.D. Power Award Winner and 2014 SEPA Electric Cooperative Utility of the Year, continually showcases its commitment to its customers by making every reasonable effort to provide continuous and uninterrupted service. The County is home to NRG's Morgantown power generation plant with a capacity of 1,467 megawatts. In addition, construction is underway for Competitive Power Ventures (CPV)'s St. Charles Energy Center, a 725 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant that will generate enough electricity to power more than 650,000 homes.

Gas: Washington Gas. Customers may choose their gas supplier.

Water: The County provides water for St. Charles Communities, Waldorf, White Plains, and Bryans Road. Indian Head and La Plata have municipal water systems.
Charles County water and sewage rates

Indian Head water and sewage rates

La Plata water and sewage rates

Sewer: Waldorf, White Plains, Bryans Road, Cobb Island, Cliffton, and Bel Alton are served by the County. The towns of La Plata and Indian Head have municipal sewer systems.

Communications: Broadband services include Verizon FiOS and Comcast Business Class. Several carriers offer excellent wireless coverage and landlines.

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The Maryland Small Business Development Center: Business Support for Every Stage

Published: Monday, April 24, 2017

The SBDC offers training and counseling services to local businesses at all stages of growth. From the earliest stages of business planning, to preparing for business sale or exit strategy, the SBDC provides a range of resources.

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“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County’s strategic location in the DC Metro region affords us networking and business opportunities with some of the top names in our industry."

George Nash
Director of Business Development