Energy Insider – 4th Quarter 2019

Energy Insider – 4th Quarter 2019

SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving 210,000 homes and businesses throughout seven Central Florida counties. We take pride in providing service to you, our member-owners, and most-valued Key Accounts. As your advocate, the SECO Energy Key Accounts team would like to inform you in advance of rate changes taking effect on January […]

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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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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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Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

  Autonomous Taxis – Coming Soon to a Village Near You!   The future is now! Autonomous taxi company Voyage Auto has launched a pilot program in The Villages, Florida, specifically the Village of Virginia Trace. The self-driving taxi program, unveiled earlier this year, is as an added benefit for the residents in The Villages. […]

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Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

  Small Steps With Big Impact   Business challenges at your workplace include work-related injuries, chronic disease, absenteeism and sick employees who return to work before getting well. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an aging workforce also presents unique challenges such as stress, fatigue, depression – all which all contribute to declining productivity. […]

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Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

  What Are Capital Credits?   As the last quarter of the year approaches, we in the cooperative world begin to address Capital Credits. Most members, both residential and businesses, will ask “what are capital credits?” As a not-for-profit electric utility and like most businesses, SECO Energy sets an annual budget to pay operating costs, […]

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Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

  Premium Flakes   SECO member Derby Gold Pine Shavings, located in rural Williston, is Florida’s longest operating shavings and packing facility. Founded by the Hodge brothers Eddie, Johnny and Billy, Derby Gold was established in 1999 and opened their Central Florida mill in 2000. Derby Gold manufactures and ships the finest equine bedding in […]

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Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

Energy Insider – 4th Quarter

Energy Data the Easy Way   All appliances/devices have unique electrical signatures. These unique signatures can now be identified using electronic monitoring at a macro level. Previously, information needed about a specific appliance required a recorder at the device. Having multiple data recorders is costly and does not provide a method to automatically aggregate the […]

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Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Expansions to Provide More Services for Central Floridians   Significant growth in SECO Energy’s service territory requires expansion of medical services to accommodate the increased population. Currently there are several major projects expanding the availability of medical care.   Construction of Orlando Health’s South Lake Hospital Health Pavilion at Blue Cedar is underway. The new […]

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Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Avoid Taking the Bait When Hackers Phish   Online phishing emails are a very real and dangerous trend. According to Wikipedia, the annual worldwide impact of phishing was as high as five billion dollars as of 2015. Today, this number is substantially more.   Being aware of what phishing emails look like and how to […]

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