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, 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, November 2019

SECO News, November 2019

Money doesn’t grow on trees and pigs don’t fly, but you can take your Capital Credits return to the bank. This month, SECO Energy is making you and your wallet a little happier. During its October meeting, SECO’s Board of Trustees approved a Capital Credits return (retirement) of $3.5 million to current and former members. […]

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SECO News, October 2019

SECO News, October 2019

Duncan’s Digest Keep It Clear – We Work Here   At SECO Energy we take pride in our expertly designed and well-maintained electric system that provides reliable power to almost 210,000 homes and businesses in our service territory. As the fastest-growing electric cooperative in the state (by meter count), SECO invests upwards of $50 million […]

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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, August 2019

SECO News, August 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   DO I HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER? In early July, the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project updated its 2019 Atlantic hurricane season forecast. CSU predicts six major hurricanes will develop before the end of the season. A major hurricane is categorized as a CAT 3, 4 or 5.   Peak hurricane […]

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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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Florida Fauna & Flora – Spanish Moss

Florida Fauna & Flora – Spanish Moss

SPANISH MOSS   When imagining “the old south,” you may have a mental image of large live oaks elegantly draped with Spanish moss.   Spanish moss, also known as Spanish beard, French hair, Graybeard and tree hair, is not actually part of the moss family. It is a bromeliad that clings to itself and dangles […]

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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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