SECO Energy Employees Pledge Donations of $70,000 for United Way

SECO Energy Employees Pledge Donations of $70,000 for United Way

SECO Energy employees have participated in an annual employee-funded United Way Pledge Drive for local communities for decades. During the 2020 United Way Pledge Drive, SECO employees donated $70,316 that will benefit local families living in SECO’s service area.   The $70,316 pledged by SECO employees for the 2020 drive is an increase of seven […]

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SECO Energy Returns $3.5 Million to Current and Former Members

SECO Energy Returns $3.5 Million to Current and Former Members

Just in time for the holiday season, SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees approved a Capital Credits return (retirement) of $3.5 million to current and former members. Since SECO Energy was founded in 1938 as Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc., the cooperative has retired more than $66.8 million to current and former members.   SECO Energy is […]

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Sunshine State Stats October 2019

Sunshine State Stats October 2019

October 2019’s monthly average temperature was a warm 79 degrees – which was 2 degrees warmer than last October’s average temperature of 77 degrees. The highest daily recorded temperature was 92 degrees and the lowest daily recorded temperature was 65 degrees.     Central Floridian’s felt the effects of Tropical Storm Nestor in the middle […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Osceola Wild Turkey

Florida Fauna & Flora – Osceola Wild Turkey

The Osceola or Florida wild turkey is one of the most popular game animals in the world. In 1890, ornithologist W.E.D.Scott named this species of wild turkey after Seminole leader Chief Osceola.   Osceola wild turkeys are found only on the Florida peninsula and are much smaller than farm-raised Thanksgiving birds. Adult males are known […]

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SECO News, November 2019

SECO News, November 2019

Money doesn’t grow on trees and pigs don’t fly, but you can take your Capital Credits return to the bank. This month, SECO Energy is making you and your wallet a little happier. During its October meeting, SECO’s Board of Trustees approved a Capital Credits return (retirement) of $3.5 million to current and former members. […]

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Sunshine State Stats September 2019

Sunshine State Stats September 2019

September 2019 gave Floridians a small glimpse of fall weather with temperatures that were a little cooler than September 2018. The average high temperature in September 2019 was 90 degrees compared to an average high temperature of 92 degrees in September 2018. Hurricane Dorian’s near visit to our area increased rainfall in September 2019 to […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – White Ibis

Florida Fauna & Flora – White Ibis

The American white ibis is often seen stalking Florida neighborhoods for a snack. With its brilliant white feathers, bright red-orange down-curved bill and long legs, this bird is easy to spot. This medium-sized bird is native to wetlands and is commonly seen wading through shallow water hunting for food. Living mostly on crayfish, the white […]

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SECO News, October 2019

SECO News, October 2019

Duncan’s Digest Keep It Clear – We Work Here   At SECO Energy we take pride in our expertly designed and well-maintained electric system that provides reliable power to almost 210,000 homes and businesses in our service territory. As the fastest-growing electric cooperative in the state (by meter count), SECO invests upwards of $50 million […]

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Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter 2019

Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter 2019

  Many commercial and industrial members served by SECO Energy have a multitude of motors powering their daily processes. According to an article in the Business Energy Advisor, about half of the energy consumed in the U.S. is through electric motors.   According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the manufacturing industry can save […]

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