SECO Energy Service’s employees are out and about in the community inspecting the underground padmount transformers (big green above-ground boxes) to ensure that Operations employees can quickly and safely access the transformers to perform maintenance and in the event of a power outage. During the access investigations, a SECO employee may contact you directly or leave a door hanger when plants, shrubs or fences are inside the SAFE ZONE and too close to transformers.
SECO is communicating with members proactively and giving them time to relocate plants, shrubs, fences or other obstructions that have been placed near transformers. This clearance is required so that SECO’s access to the equipment is not impeded and so that employee safety is not compromised. Equally important, safe access to equipment reduces outage duration for SECO members. After SECO has communicated the need to transplant or remove an obstruction and the member fails to comply, the company must take action.
For the safety of SECO employees and reduced outage duration, please heed the SAFE ZONE. Keep fences and plants at least 10 feet away from the front of the transformer where the lock is located and 3 feet away from the sides. Please visit the Landscaping Safely section of our website to learn more, send your questions in this handy form or call 352-793-3801.
Currently, access investigations are underway in the Plantation at Leesburg, Legacy of Leesburg and the Center Hill area.