Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

  What Are Capital Credits?   As the last quarter of the year approaches, we in the cooperative world begin to address Capital Credits. Most members, both residential and businesses, will ask “what are capital credits?” As a not-for-profit electric utility and like most businesses, SECO Energy sets an annual budget to pay operating costs, […]

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Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

  Premium Flakes   SECO member Derby Gold Pine Shavings, located in rural Williston, is Florida’s longest operating shavings and packing facility. Founded by the Hodge brothers Eddie, Johnny and Billy, Derby Gold was established in 1999 and opened their Central Florida mill in 2000. Derby Gold manufactures and ships the finest equine bedding in […]

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Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

Energy Data the Easy Way   All appliances/devices have unique electrical signatures. These unique signatures can now be identified using electronic monitoring at a macro level. Previously, information needed about a specific appliance required a recorder at the device. Having multiple data recorders is costly and does not provide a method to automatically aggregate the […]

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Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Expansions to Provide More Services for Central Floridians   Significant growth in SECO Energy’s service territory requires expansion of medical services to accommodate the increased population. Currently there are several major projects expanding the availability of medical care.   Construction of Orlando Health’s South Lake Hospital Health Pavilion at Blue Cedar is underway. The new […]

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Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Avoid Taking the Bait When Hackers Phish   Online phishing emails are a very real and dangerous trend. According to Wikipedia, the annual worldwide impact of phishing was as high as five billion dollars as of 2015. Today, this number is substantially more.   Being aware of what phishing emails look like and how to […]

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Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

Squirrels, Raccoons and Birds Oh My!   SECO Energy’s pursuit to deliver the most reliable electric service is challenged by a number of uncontrollable circumstances. Storms and downed trees cause the majority of power outages, but animals dish out their fair share of damage.   Animal attacks on SECO Energy’s electrical facilities (overhead and underground) […]

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Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

Sumter County Swap Meet   Someone once said you can’t buy happiness but you can buy cars and that’s kind of the same thing. Perhaps this is the reason the Sumter County Swap Meet, also known as the Florida Swap Meet, has turned into such a huge event.   The Swap Meet, Car Corral and […]

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Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

  Local Resource for Lighting Choices   When it comes to lighting, there is much to know. The average person can be easily overwhelmed especially since technology continues to change at such a rapid pace. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, the “next best” product hits the market. Although residential lighting doesn’t […]

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Energy Insider  –  1st Quarter

Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

  Member Spotlight: Eagle Roofing   Innovation is key to success for Eagle Roofing. Unlike the company’s competitors, this manufacturer of concrete roof tiles has special equipment allowing an easy switch of pigment during production and creating hundreds of unique blends. This results in a wide variety of customized tile colors so consumers can fine-tune […]

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