Generator Safety Tips for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Generator Safety Tips for Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. This year, forecasters at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU) predict tropical storm and hurricane activity will be well above average. SECO Energy warns members to keep safety in mind while using a generator during power outages.   Before […]

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SECO News, June 2020

SECO News, June 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – High Risk Hurricane Season   My background by trade is accounting and finance. I have a healthy belief in data analysis to project trends. The percentages below certainly get my attention and should grab yours as well.     The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU) published its […]

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SECO Energy Infrastructure Damaged by Tornado

SECO Energy Infrastructure Damaged by Tornado

A strong, severe line of thunderstorms passed through SECO Energy’s Central Florida service area today. A tornado damaged some of SECO’s electric facilities but the SummerGlen substation’s critical infrastructure appears largely unscathed.   This powerful weather system knocked down poles and lines in the area causing outages for about 3,500 Marion County SECO members. The […]

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Hundreds tune in to SECO Energy’s First Virtual Annual Meeting

Hundreds tune in to SECO Energy’s First Virtual Annual Meeting

SECO Energy hosted its first Virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 28. Hundreds of members tuned in to watch the live stream of the cooperative’s 82nd Annual Meeting, and nearly 8,000 members voted on Annual Meeting business prior to the start of the virtual meeting.   SECO Energy decided in early March to significantly change […]

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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, 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 Energy Tracking Tropical Cyclone Nine

SECO Energy Tracking Tropical Cyclone Nine

SECO Energy is closely watching the track of Tropical Cyclone Nine that is expected to increase in speed and become Tropical Storm Humberto within the next 24 hours. Tropical Cyclone Nine appears to be on a similar path as Hurricane Dorian that passed Florida earlier this month, but this current tropical system is much weaker. […]

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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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Local Counties Preparing for Hurricane Dorian

Local Counties Preparing for Hurricane Dorian

Additional shelters are opening in the counties served by SECO Energy to assist residents in need of shelter during Hurricane Dorian. SECO members who require uninterrupted electricity to power medical devices are advised to wait out Hurricane Dorian at a shelter that meets their special needs. Deadly Hurricane Dorian stalled over parts of The Bahamas […]

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