SECO Supports Youth Energy Academy STEM Focus

SECO Supports Youth Energy Academy STEM Focus

On June 14 and 15, local energy experts teamed up to provide high school students a real-life glimpse into the many careers in the electric utility industry. SECO Energy, Duke Energy and Ocala Electric Utilities partnered to bring the Fourth Annual Youth Energy Academy to life for more than fifty students in Marion County. The […]

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Sunshine State Stats, June 2018

Sunshine State Stats, June 2018

The weather in June 2018 was similar on average to June 2017. The average temperature this June and last June was 81°. Rainfall, however, for June of 2018 was 5.30 inches compared to last June at 14.63 inches.     There were 460 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for June 2018. Similarly, […]

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SECO News, July 2018

SECO News, July 2018

Duncan’s Digest   Did you know SECO Energy serves over 200,000 homes and businesses in seven Central Florida Counties? Our 2,100-square mile territory houses 48 substations, over 12,000 miles of overhead line and more than 138,000 poles. SECO provides service to over 53,000 area lights that brighten roadways, sidewalks and members’ yards.     The […]

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Nature’s Reflections – Florida’s Gray Squirrel

Nature’s Reflections – Florida’s Gray Squirrel

Nature’s Clowns – Clever and Entertaining – or Nuisance   The small gray squirrel found throughout our state is the Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis. It is the most common of the three squirrels found in Florida.   This squirrel is salt and pepper, grizzled with tan hairs in its body coat, and a buff […]

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Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

  Member Spotlight – Alliance Coach, Wildwood, Florida   Al and Judy Shapiro are excited about changes at their location in Wildwood. As owners of Alliance Coach, voted the #1 RV dealer in Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties for 2017 and for four years included in the Top 50 RV Business Dealers Awards, they’ve invested […]

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Sunshine State Stats, May 2018

Sunshine State Stats, May 2018

May 2018 was slightly cooler on average than May 2017. The average temperature was 77°, while May of 2017 had an average temperature of 79°. Rainfall for May of 2018 was 8.28 inches compared to last May at 2.71 inches.     There were 363 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for May […]

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SECO Energy Debuts Interactive StormCenter Map with Email, Text and Voice Notifications

SECO Energy Debuts Interactive StormCenter Map with Email, Text and Voice Notifications

Just in time for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, SECO Energy debuts all-new StormCenter platforms. StormCenter offers members enhanced outage reporting capability, real-time restoration estimates and a brand-new communications suite giving members the power to manage outage notifications.   Over the last year, SECO researched a number of outage map and communications vendors before contracting […]

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SECO News, June 2018

SECO News, June 2018

Duncan’s Digest   SECO Energy invests heavily in outage prevention. We spend about $10 million annually on vegetation management to reduce tree-related outages. Our storm hardening program includes diligent inspection and replacement of utility poles that won’t withstand heavy storms. We frequently upgrade the infrastructure that serves your energy needs so that you receive the […]

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SECO Energy Trustee Dennison Earns NRECA Director Gold Certification

SECO Energy Trustee Dennison Earns NRECA Director Gold Certification

SECO Energy District 4 Trustee and Vice President Richard Dennison has completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Director Gold Credential Program.   According to the NRECA, the Director Gold credential recognizes utility professionals who are committed to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability. Before obtaining […]

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SECO Energy Raises $29,462 for Relay For Life’s “Hunt for a Cure”

SECO Energy Raises $29,462 for Relay For Life’s “Hunt for a Cure”

SECO Energy joined the movement of fighting cancer with its “Hunting for A Cure” team slogan during the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life annual fundraising campaign. Year after year, SECO’s employees enthusiastically adhere to one the cooperative’s core values – Commitment to Community – by supporting local community projects and causes. This year, SECO […]

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