Members Re-elect District 8 Trustee Bill James

Members Re-elect District 8 Trustee Bill James

On Thursday, February 1, members who attended the District Meeting voted to re-elect Bill James to represent District 8 on SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees. James became a SECO member in 2002 and was first elected to the Board in 2010.   SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative, operated for and owned by its […]

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SECO Members Use 30% More Energy in January

SECO Members Use 30% More Energy in January

To help members understand increasing energy bills this winter, SECO Energy has published its Central Florida January weather blog   January 2018 was much colder than January 2017. The average low in January was a chilly 46 degrees – last year at the same time the average low was a warmer 54 degrees. Central Florida […]

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Sunshine State Stats, January 2018

Sunshine State Stats, January 2018

January 2018 was much colder than January 2017. The average low temp for January 2018 was a chilly 46 degrees. The average high this year was only 56 degrees – last year at the same time the average high was 64 degrees. Central Florida residents experienced ten days of lows in the 30s and one day […]

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SECO News, February 2018

SECO News, February 2018

Members, mark your calendar and plan to attend SECO Energy’s 80th Annual Meeting of the Membership on Saturday, March 24, where we will celebrate hitting our 200,000 meter milestone. I hope you’ll come celebrate with us.   The event is centrally located at our Sumterville Compound at 293 S. Highway 301. Registration opens at 8 […]

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Sunshine State Stats, November 2017

Sunshine State Stats, November 2017

November 2017 was slightly warmer than the previous November, so members may have been running their HVAC units more frequently than last year at this time. Thus, your November bill this year may be higher than last year’s November bill. The average temperature came in at 69°, while November of 2016 had an average temperature […]

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Sunshine State Stats, October 2017

Sunshine State Stats, October 2017

October 2017 was slightly warmer than the previous October, so members’ usage and bills may be slightly higher than in October 2016. The average temperature came in at 77°, while October 2016 had an average temperature of 75°. Rainfall in October 2017 came in at 2.63 inches compared to last October at 1.90 inches.   […]

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SECO Energy Voted Best Utility in Marion County

SECO Energy Voted Best Utility in Marion County

SECO Energy members in Marion County have cast their ballots and voted SECO Energy as the best utility in the Ocala Star Banner’s Official Readers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best 2017. The top-three utilities this year are SECO Energy, Ocala Electric Utility and Duke Energy, with SECO taking home the top prize.   SECO […]

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Hurricane Irma Aftermath: Disaster Aid Resources

Hurricane Irma Aftermath: Disaster Aid Resources

As a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, every county in SECO Energy’s service territory is eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs. Local, state and federal officials have allocated funds to rebuild Florida. The programs provide financial assistance to eligible applicants affected by Irma. Please, […]

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Copper Crooks Slow Power Restoration

Copper Crooks Slow Power Restoration

During the recent Hurricane Irma power restoration effort, SECO Energy fell victim to thieves who stole copper feeder line from three local substations. The thefts occurred in Sumter County in the communities of Webster, Lake Panasoffkee and Croom-A-Coochee/Clay Sink. The thieves slowed power restoration to local residents.   SECO approximates the theft occurred sometime between […]

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Hurricane Restoration Continues Across Central Florida

Hurricane Restoration Continues Across Central Florida

Hurricane restoration continues across Central Florida with SECO Energy diligently working to restore power to the over 110,000 members without power after Hurricane Irma ravaged its service territory. SECO crews along with hundreds of contracted line and tree crews are deployed to all counties.   SECO crews and contracted line and tree crews worked overnight […]

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