In early October, Hurricane Matthew – an extremely powerful Category 3 hurricane – traveled north along Florida’s east coast bringing strong winds and rain gusts to SECO Energy’s service area. SECO enacted its emergency restoration plan to prepare for and recover from Hurricane Matthew successfully – due in part to the assistance from additional contractors and vendors. Their speedy response and willingness to help were truly awe-inspiring.
Coast Electric Power Assoc.
Dixie Electric Power Assoc.
East Mississippi Electric Power Assoc.
Pearl River Valley Electric Power Assoc.
Singing River Electric Power Assoc.
Southern Pine Electric Power Assoc.
Nelson Tree Service, Inc.
Transformer Maintenance & Service, Inc.
Wolf Tree Service
Martinez & Company, Inc.
Sleep Inn & Suites
Mission Inn Resort
Microtel Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express
Lamers Bus Lines, Inc.
Bob Evans Restaurants
Country Caterers BBQ
Sparks Energy, Inc.
Scrotec Construction, Inc.
T&D Solutions, LLC
Revis Towing and Recovery
SECO proactively organized an army of additional line crews, tree contractors and hospitality-related vendors to aid in its restoration efforts before, during and after Hurricane Matthew. It took an immense collaborative effort to restore power to over 28,000 SECO members in under 36 hours. The average outage was only 129 minutes. SECO members would have been without power for much longer without the willingness and dedication of its employees, contractors and vendors.
SECO Energy CEO Jim Duncan stated, “Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, was engaged and encouraging before, during and after the event. SECO appreciates the thousands of hard working utility workers who joined forces to restore power to millions of Floridians. Without question, SECO is Storm Ready and willing to lend a hand to assist our fellow cooperatives, as well as state municipal and investor-owned utilities during times of crisis.”