SECO Supports STEM-Focused Fifth Annual Youth Energy Academy

SECO Supports STEM-Focused Fifth Annual Youth Energy Academy

On June 20 and 21, SECO Energy along with Duke Energy and Ocala Electric Utilities partnered to bring the Fifth Annual Youth Energy Academy to Marion County teens. Industry experts created an environment for students to explore and discover careers in the energy industry. The event was held at the College of Central Florida’s Hampton […]

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Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter 2019

Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter 2019

  Here in the Sunshine State, we enjoy the glorious weather that draws thousands of visitors each year. Those beautiful bluebird colored skies just seem to be a magnet to people all over the country. However, the locals know that the weather, especially in summer, can take a turn for the worse very quickly. In […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Bay Scallops

Florida Fauna & Flora – Bay Scallops

The Florida bay scallop is a bivalve (two shells joined by a hinge) mollusk that lives in shallow, grassy flats in select locations along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Usually found in four to ten feet of water, scallops live in all oceans, but never in fresh water. Bay scallops are recognizable by the tiny bright blue […]

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SECO News, July 2019

SECO News, July 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   The dog days of summer have arrived. With warmer temperatures and increased humidity, your home’s HVAC works overtime to keep you cool. Pool pumps run for extended hours to prevent algae growth. These factors add up to increased kilowatt-hour use and higher electric bills. SECO is your local not-for-profit electric cooperative committed […]

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Generator Guide for Storm Season Safety

Generator Guide for Storm Season Safety

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and lasts through November 30. SECO Energy reminds members who use portable back-up or permanent whole-house generators during power outages to operate with safety in mind. Read and follow generator safety tips to protect your family, property and SECO employees from harm caused by improper generator operations. […]

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Sunshine State Stats, May 2019

Sunshine State Stats, May 2019

May 2019 was a heck of a lot hotter than May 2018 with an average high of 89 compared to 85 last year. The average temperature was 80° – a full three degrees hotter, as May of 2018 had an average temperature of 77°. Rainfall was down significantly for May of 2019 at just 1.22 […]

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CEO Jim Duncan Celebrates 40 Years with SECO Energy

CEO Jim Duncan Celebrates 40 Years with SECO Energy

CEO Jim Duncan is celebrating 40 years with SECO Energy. On June 10, 1979, Duncan joined SECO (then referred to as Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc.) in the position of Director of Accounting and Finance. He held this position until March of 1990 when he accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As the leader […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Oleander

Florida Fauna & Flora – Oleander

FLORIDA FAUNA & FLORA – OLEANDER   With its beautiful pink, red or white flowers growing at the end of its branches, oleander is a popular choice for planting. Oleanders can grow six to 20 feet tall. This plant flourishes in warm regions, withstanding extreme heat, poor soil, water shortages, salt spray and lack of […]

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SECO News, June 2019

SECO News, June 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   Atlantic hurricane season makes its formal appearance on June 1 and ends November 30. In early May, however, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was already tracking its first tropical disturbance in the Atlantic. NHC, a part of NOAA, at the time this publication went to print, had not released its official forecast. […]

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SECO Asks Members to Take Action

SECO Asks Members to Take Action

From time to time, SECO Energy calls on its members to stand with cooperatives for or against energy industry related bills introduced to Congress during the legislative session.   Norma Jean Bottoms, a member residing in Paisley, stood with SECO during a recent Take Action sign up campaign and her name was drawn from all […]

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