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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SECO News, September 2017

SECO News, September 2017

  Duncan’s Digest MEGAWATTS & MILLIONS   On November 12, 1938, the first employees of Sumter Electric Cooperative electrified 400 homes at the crossroads of Sumter, Lake and Marion Counties. Sumter Electric has since evolved from a small, rural electric cooperative into our d/b/a name of SECO Energy, and has grown into a regional, not-for-profit […]

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SECO News, August 2017

SECO News, August 2017

  Duncan’s Digest Third J.D. Power Award!!   Thank you, members, for honoring SECO Energy with a third J.D. Power award. J.D. Power’s 2017 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, has once again ranked your not-for-profit electric cooperative “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Electric Cooperatives.” Our 2017 trophy marks a three-year streak of J.D. Power […]

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SECO News, May 2017

SECO News, May 2017

  Duncan’s Digest – Storm Ready   Atlantic Hurricane season is just around the corner – beginning on June 1. The Old Farmer’s Almanac advises us to watch for tropical storm threats in mid-May, predicts a rainy summer and forecasts the possibility of hurricanes in September. Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology study was recently released […]

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SECO News, November 2016

SECO News, November 2016

  Duncan’s Digest Most people would equate a company giving money back to their consumers with flying pigs. However, SECO Energy is different. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by our members, pigs really do fly this time of year – putting money back in your pocket with another record Capital Credit retirement.   Here’s […]

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SECO Crews Worked Overnight Restoring Power

SECO Crews Worked Overnight Restoring Power

Hurricane Matthew’s bands of high winds and rains passed through SECO Energy’s service area on Friday afternoon. The Category 3 hurricane knocked out power, downed trees and power lines in many parts of Central Florida.   SECO crews and contractors worked overnight Friday into Saturday morning restoring power to members. The crews worked diligently to […]

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SECO Recovers from Hurricane Matthew

SECO Recovers from Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew’s bands of high wind and rain passed through SECO Energy’s service territory on Friday afternoon. Lake County bore the brunt of the damage. Winds reached the eastern portion of Marion County and Citrus County sustained some utility damage as well.   As expected with tropical storm wind gusts, poles and lines went down. […]

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Hurricane Matthew – Powerful Cat 4 Approaches Florida Coast Thursday Night

Hurricane Matthew – Powerful Cat 4 Approaches Florida Coast Thursday Night

Per the National Hurricane Center’s afternoon forecast, Hurricane Matthew is moving northwest at 14 mph. On this track, Matthew crosses the Bahamas today and approaches Florida’s east coast tonight, strengthening to a category 4 hurricane – which means winds of 130 to 156 mph. The forecasted path of Matthew remains parallel to Florida’s east coast […]

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