SECO News, May 2020

SECO News, May 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – Choose EV and Plug In To Win!   Florida is quickly emerging as a leader in electric vehicle (EV) sales. In early March, the Florida House passed Senate Bill 7018 that paves the way for the Florida Department of Transportation to work with the Florida Public Service Commission, Office of Energy […]

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SECO News, April 2020

SECO News, April 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – Name the New IVR Virtual Assistant   I have exciting news to share. SECO’s new interactive voice response (IVR) phone system launched in early March. The system is available 24/7, is user-friendly and is a big leap forward in customer service technology.   The former phone system was in desperate need […]

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SECO News, February 2020

SECO News, February 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – Solar & Battery Project Pilot   SECO Energy’s Engineering department recently embarked on a solar and battery energy storage pilot project. If you travel County Road 470 near our Sumterville headquarters, you may have noticed the new 6,000-watt solar array installed just outside the fence on the southeast corner of our […]

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SECO News, January 2020

SECO News, January 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – 2020 SECO Scholarship Program   Your SECO Energy Board of Trustees recently approved our 2020 SECO Scholarship Program. A total of $36,000 is available for 12 recipients to receive $3,000 each.   This year we are adjusting the eligibility requirements to better align with our corporate goals. The focus of the […]

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SECO News, December 2019

SECO News, December 2019

  Duncan’s Digest – 2020 Outlook – Rising Costs   The costs of virtually everything required to operate a modern electrical system are increasing rapidly. Our 2020 outlook is a mix of good and bad news. The good news is wholesale power costs are stable, so we’re able to apply a higher, member-favorable Power Cost […]

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SECO News, September 2019

SECO News, September 2019

  Welcome to our new Hurricane Handbook. Named storms can cause extended outages even for a system like SECO’s that is well built, constructed and maintained. To prepare for the worst, review our people/pets preparation checklists, outage notification enrollment instructions, Florida Special Needs Registry details, restoration priorities, damage assessment warnings and lessons on hunkering down. […]

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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, 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, 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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