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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Generator Safety During Power Outages

Generator Safety During Power Outages

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season started strong with three named storms in the season’s initial six weeks. In early August, however, the outlook was revised to predict a “below-average” season. Still, a storm can hit at any time. To protect your family, property and for the safety of SECO employees, read and follow these safety […]

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SECO News, October 2017

SECO News, October 2017

  Duncan’s Digest HURRICANE IRMA HITS HARD   Hurricane Irma is indeed the biggest, baddest, meanest named storm we’ve seen in a long time. Irma’s damage to our system was more significant than we experienced in the infamous 2004 hurricane season.   Hurricane Irma – the aptly named “war goddess” – arrived with an arsenal […]

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SECO’s System 99.9% Recovered After Hurricane Irma

SECO’s System 99.9% Recovered After Hurricane Irma

SECO Energy completed the final stage of its Hurricane Irma restoration effort on Sunday. At the end of Sunday, the not-for-profit electric cooperative completed power restoration for 99.9 percent of all members affected by Hurricane Irma.   SECO’s infrastructure suffered significant damage as Hurricane Irma traveled directly through its service territory with winds that ranged […]

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SECO Crews and Contractors Fully Deployed for Final Hurricane Restorations

SECO Crews and Contractors Fully Deployed for Final Hurricane Restorations

SECO Energy’s crews and contract line and tree trimming crews remain fully deployed for final Hurricane Irma power restoration. Today, 1,200 crew members from nine states are finishing the last of the feeder rebuilding and repairing. Crews are also focusing on restoring isolated outages affecting small numbers of members, and clearing trees from functioning lines. […]

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Hurricane Irma Power Outage Numbers Dwindling

Hurricane Irma Power Outage Numbers Dwindling

The number of power outages caused by Hurricane Irma’s wrath as it blazed through SECO Energy’s territory are dwindling. SECO crews along with hundreds of contract line and tree trimming crews continued tackling the sections of SECO’s service area hardest hit by Hurricane Irma.   On Monday morning when hurricane winds subsided, our systems indicated […]

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Post Hurricane Irma Restoration Ongoing

Post Hurricane Irma Restoration Ongoing

SECO Energy’s crews along with contract line and tree trimming crews continued the post Hurricane Irma restoration effort throughout the day Thursday and into the early morning hours on Friday. Restoration and recovery in some communities is a long process due to significant damage and flooding. Less than 23,000 of the almost 200,000 SECO members […]

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SECO Crews Worked Overnight Restoring Power After Storms

SECO Crews Worked Overnight Restoring Power After Storms

In the early morning hours Thursday, a band of powerful storms hovered over SECO Energy’s service area. The storms brought soaking rain, lightning, high winds and a tornado warning in our territory.   SECO is “Storm Ready” and was well prepared for the overnight storm. All SECO locations were fully staffed by 2:00 a.m. on […]

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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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