SECO Energy Embarks on Solar and Battery Energy Storage Pilot Project

SECO Energy Embarks on Solar and Battery Energy Storage Pilot Project

SECO Energy’s Engineering department recently embarked on a solar and battery energy storage pilot project. The cooperative contracted local solar array vendor Solar Trek to construct a 6,000-watt solar array and battery storage system at the Sumterville substation at its headquarters location. The project was designed and constructed over a nine-month period this year.   […]

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SECO Energy Trustee Joseph Kusiak Earns NRECA Board Certificates

SECO Energy Trustee Joseph Kusiak Earns NRECA Board Certificates

SECO Energy District 7 Trustee Joseph Kusiak has completed two cooperative-focused board certifications from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Mr. Kusiak completed the courses required to earn both the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) and the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).   The NRECA’s CCD is the first certificate in a three-part education program for […]

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SECO Energy District 3 Trustee Gerald Anderson Earns NRECA Certificate

SECO Energy District 3 Trustee Gerald Anderson Earns NRECA Certificate

SECO Energy congratulates District 3 Trustee Gerald Anderson who has completed the requirements to earn the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).   The CCD is the first of a three-part certificate program offered by the NRECA for Board of Trustee members or Directors. Participants complete courses on […]

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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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SECO Energy Employee Involved in Vehicle Accident

SECO Energy Employee Involved in Vehicle Accident

On Friday evening, a SECO Energy first class lineman driving a 55-foot material handler bucket truck traveling north on Highway 441 in Lady Lake made contact with another vehicle. The accident occurred near the intersection of 441 and Eagles Nest Road.   In an attempt to minimize contact with the vehicle that crossed his path […]

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SECO Energy Earns Capital Credits Through Gresco Partnership

SECO Energy Earns Capital Credits Through Gresco Partnership

SECO Energy and fellow not-for-profit cooperative Gresco Utility Supply based out of Forsyth, Georgia have a long-standing partnership that continues to pay off for SECO and its members. Gresco presented SECO a check for $265,617 that represents SECO’s share of Gresco’s current Capital Credit retirement cycle.   Gresco is a cooperatively-owned business that was formed […]

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SECO Energy Back-To-School Program Funds $3,000 for Sumter County Schools Enhancement Foundation

SECO Energy Back-To-School Program Funds $3,000 for Sumter County Schools Enhancement Foundation

SECO Energy’s back-to-school program allocated Sumter County public school students with $3,000 through the county’s Enhancement Foundation. As a not-for-profit local electric cooperative, SECO believes in supporting the communities it serves.   The Sumter County Schools Enhancement Foundation will use the funds for back-to-school supplies for students and support for essential teacher and staff trainings. […]

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SECO Energy Tracking Tropical Cyclone Nine

SECO Energy Tracking Tropical Cyclone Nine

SECO Energy is closely watching the track of Tropical Cyclone Nine that is expected to increase in speed and become Tropical Storm Humberto within the next 24 hours. Tropical Cyclone Nine appears to be on a similar path as Hurricane Dorian that passed Florida earlier this month, but this current tropical system is much weaker. […]

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