SECO News, August 2019

SECO News, August 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   DO I HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER? In early July, the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project updated its 2019 Atlantic hurricane season forecast. CSU predicts six major hurricanes will develop before the end of the season. A major hurricane is categorized as a CAT 3, 4 or 5.   Peak hurricane […]

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SECO News, July 2019

SECO News, July 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   The dog days of summer have arrived. With warmer temperatures and increased humidity, your home’s HVAC works overtime to keep you cool. Pool pumps run for extended hours to prevent algae growth. These factors add up to increased kilowatt-hour use and higher electric bills. SECO is your local not-for-profit electric cooperative committed […]

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SECO News, June 2019

SECO News, June 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   Atlantic hurricane season makes its formal appearance on June 1 and ends November 30. In early May, however, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was already tracking its first tropical disturbance in the Atlantic. NHC, a part of NOAA, at the time this publication went to print, had not released its official forecast. […]

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SECO News, May 2019

SECO News, May 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   Dear Members,   Thank you for attending our 81st Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23. The perfect spring weather and the potential to win really great prizes attracted a crowd of almost 5,000 members, guests, VIPs and employees.   Attendees were well-fed. We served breakfast biscuits, cookies, doughnuts, coffee and soft drinks. […]

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SECO News, April 2019

SECO News, April 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   At year-end 2018, your not-for-profit cooperative served 205,644 members with reliable, safe, affordable power. The communities SECO Energy serves in our seven-county area are growing. You and your fellow members consumed over 3.14 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) last year – an increase of 184 million kWh over 2017.   We welcomed 5,161 […]

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SECO News, March 2019

SECO News, March 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   I would like to extend a personal invitation to join us for our 81st Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23. Gates and registration open at 8 a.m. and the business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. SECO’s ever-hospitable, friendly employees are excited to host members and guests on Annual Meeting day.     […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Spanish Moss

Florida Fauna & Flora – Spanish Moss

SPANISH MOSS   When imagining “the old south,” you may have a mental image of large live oaks elegantly draped with Spanish moss.   Spanish moss, also known as Spanish beard, French hair, Graybeard and tree hair, is not actually part of the moss family. It is a bromeliad that clings to itself and dangles […]

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SECO News, February 2019

SECO News, February 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   SECO Energy is an advocate for members who choose to reduce their utility-supplied power by purchasing their own systems. In fact, as of mid-January, 1,050 SECO members have interconnected with SECO’s facilities by installing a member-owned solar array.     SECO members considering a solar investment are often frustrated by the confusion […]

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SECO News, December 2018

SECO News, December 2018

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   MOVE OVER SANTA CLAUS   SECO Energy employees are here to fill the sleigh with toys collected for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. As a Marine myself, Toys for Tots is particularly special to me. Our employees have also embraced Toys for Tots because they know the organization is delivering […]

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SECO News, November 2018

SECO News, November 2018

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   CAPITAL CREDITS   They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but as a member, your 2018 Capital Credits retirement has sprouted and arrives in your November bill.   You, along with 200,000+ residents are members of a not-for-profit cooperative founded in 1938 as Sumter Electric Cooperative with just 500 members. Things have […]

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