SECO News, November 2020

SECO News, November 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – Capital Credits – Co-op Membership Pays $6.1 Million   Last month I announced a higher member-favorable Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) or “Hot Bucks” credit. This month, I have more good financial news. During the September Trustees’ Meeting, your Board approved a record-high Capital Credit retirement of $6.1 million to current and […]

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SECO Energy Lowers Members’ Bills October 1

SECO Energy Lowers Members’ Bills October 1

SECO Energy is once again lowering the cost of electric service. The not-for-profit electric cooperative will apply a higher member-favorable Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) to members’ bills beginning October 1, 2020. The PCA calculation appears on monthly statements as a line item titled “Hot Bucks.”   Since January 1, 2020, SECO’s rate for the first […]

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SECO News, October 2020

SECO News, October 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – Power Cost Adjustment Lowers Bills   SECO Energy’s mission is to construct, maintain and restore the electric system that serves over 210,000 homes and businesses in the counties we serve. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative that operates for our members, we are proud to provide safe, reliable, affordable electric service and […]

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Sunshine State Stats November 2019

Sunshine State Stats November 2019

Cooler temperatures arrived in Central Florida in November 2019. The monthly average temperature was a comfortable 67 degrees – which was the same average temperature in November 2018. The highest daily recorded temperature was 90 degrees and the lowest daily recorded temperature was 46 degrees. That’s a big fluctuation between hot and cold so both […]

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SECO Energy Announces Kids’ Coloring Contest for 2020 Calendar

SECO Energy Announces Kids’ Coloring Contest for 2020 Calendar

SECO Energy is calling for artwork submissions for its Kids’ Coloring Contest to be featured in the cooperative’s 2020 SECO Energy Calendar. SECO will choose 13 creative, colorful drawings that depict Electrical Safety or Energy Efficiency.   The 13 chosen artists will have his or her artwork, photo and name published in next year’s calendar. […]

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SECO News, July 2018

SECO News, July 2018

Duncan’s Digest   Did you know SECO Energy serves over 200,000 homes and businesses in seven Central Florida Counties? Our 2,100-square mile territory houses 48 substations, over 12,000 miles of overhead line and more than 138,000 poles. SECO provides service to over 53,000 area lights that brighten roadways, sidewalks and members’ yards.     The […]

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SECO Members Use 30% More Energy in January

SECO Members Use 30% More Energy in January

To help members understand increasing energy bills this winter, SECO Energy has published its Central Florida January weather blog   January 2018 was much colder than January 2017. The average low in January was a chilly 46 degrees – last year at the same time the average low was a warmer 54 degrees. Central Florida […]

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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, April 2017

SECO News, April 2017

Duncan’s Digest: SUBSTATION BUZZ   When I first started working in the energy industry, I was convinced that the linemen had their own language and it wasn’t English. As a financial guy, industry terms like “feeder,” “backfeed,” and “step-up and step-down,” frankly didn’t make much sense. But, as my career continued and I became engrossed […]

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Fun, Food and Prizes at SECO’s 79th Annual Meeting

Fun, Food and Prizes at SECO’s 79th Annual Meeting

SECO Energy members are invited to spend a morning attending the cooperative’s 79th Annual Meeting of the Membership on Saturday, March 25. The meeting is held at the Annual Meeting Pavilion, located across the street from SECO’s corporate headquarters at the junction of highways 301 and 471 in Sumterville.   Arrive early and hungry. Registration […]

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