SECO Supports STEM-Focused Fifth Annual Youth Energy Academy

SECO Supports STEM-Focused Fifth Annual Youth Energy Academy

On June 20 and 21, SECO Energy along with Duke Energy and Ocala Electric Utilities partnered to bring the Fifth Annual Youth Energy Academy to Marion County teens. Industry experts created an environment for students to explore and discover careers in the energy industry. The event was held at the College of Central Florida’s Hampton […]

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SECO Energy Trustee Richard Belles Resigns

SECO Energy Trustee Richard Belles Resigns

SECO Energy announced today that District 3 Trustee Richard Belles has resigned from the Board of Trustees. Belles was elected initially in 2013 and has been a SECO Energy member since 2001.   Per the SECO Energy Bylaws, the cooperative will hold a special District 3 Meeting in the near future to elect a new […]

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SECO Energy Employees Pledge $66,000 to United Way

SECO Energy Employees Pledge $66,000 to United Way

SECO Energy employees generously donated over $66,000 to local United Way agencies for the employee-led 2019 United Way Pledge Drive. Employee generosity increased dramatically this year with a $13,000 or 25 percent increase over the 2018 pledge amount.   SECO’s 400+ employees live in or near the seven counties served by the cooperative, which delivers […]

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SECO News, April 2018

SECO News, April 2018

Duncan’s Digest 2017 Annual Report Dear SECO Energy Members, In this edition of Duncan’s Digest, I want to bring your attention to our newly released 2017 Annual Report which details the cooperative’s strong fiscal performance. Members who attended our March 24 Annual Meeting received a hard copy. It’s also available at SECOEnergy.com>Newsroom>Annual Report. Read it […]

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Hurricane Irma Aftermath: Disaster Aid Resources

Hurricane Irma Aftermath: Disaster Aid Resources

As a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, every county in SECO Energy’s service territory is eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs. Local, state and federal officials have allocated funds to rebuild Florida. The programs provide financial assistance to eligible applicants affected by Irma. Please, […]

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Copper Crooks Slow Power Restoration

Copper Crooks Slow Power Restoration

During the recent Hurricane Irma power restoration effort, SECO Energy fell victim to thieves who stole copper feeder line from three local substations. The thefts occurred in Sumter County in the communities of Webster, Lake Panasoffkee and Croom-A-Coochee/Clay Sink. The thieves slowed power restoration to local residents.   SECO approximates the theft occurred sometime between […]

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Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Avoid Taking the Bait When Hackers Phish   Online phishing emails are a very real and dangerous trend. According to Wikipedia, the annual worldwide impact of phishing was as high as five billion dollars as of 2015. Today, this number is substantially more.   Being aware of what phishing emails look like and how to […]

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Cheeseburgers, Fries and Life Lessons from Dad

Cheeseburgers, Fries and Life Lessons from Dad

In late May, a line of strong thunderstorms passed through Lake County creating widespread outages for SECO Energy members in Clermont. The storm damage was substantial but service was restored within the hour. The next day, however, members in the same area experienced an additional service interruption due to multiple equipment failures caused by the […]

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Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

Energy Insider – 1st Quarter

Squirrels, Raccoons and Birds Oh My!   SECO Energy’s pursuit to deliver the most reliable electric service is challenged by a number of uncontrollable circumstances. Storms and downed trees cause the majority of power outages, but animals dish out their fair share of damage.   Animal attacks on SECO Energy’s electrical facilities (overhead and underground) […]

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