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April 30, 2015 NEWS RELEASE
SECO Energy gives $5000 to Marion Disaster Relief Network
A number of SECO Energy's customers (called members) were affected in last week's tornado that touched down in western Marion County. Recognizing the need to assist the members affected by this disaster, SECO approved a $5,000 donation from the SECO Angel Fund to provide emergency assistance that will be administered by the Marion Disaster Recovery Network... [Read more]
April 28, 2015 NEWS RELEASE
SECO Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
Jim Duncan, CEO of SECO Energy, today announced that 12 graduating seniors from SECO's service territory have each won $3,000 scholarships.
SECO's scholarship program began in 1996 when the SECO Board of Trustees first approved it. Since then, including this year's winners, SECO has awarded 245 scholarships to deserving high school seniors.
Duncan said, "SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric co-op, and one of our key operating principles is community support. Investing in today's youth in our area helps develop future leaders and give hope to families that may struggle to pay for college education. This year's award winners from across our service territory are all promising scholars with outstanding potential..." [Read more]
March 30, 2015 NEWS RELEASE
Co-op Difference: Cash, Coffee, Camaraderie
SECO's 2015 Annual Meeting of the membership was held this past Saturday, March 28th. A crowd of more than 3,000 SECO members and guests gathered at the SECO Energy Pavilion on a chilly but sunny morning of fellowship and free breakfast. SECO employees served several thousand sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuits and poured 7,320 cups of fresh-brewed coffee. Members and their guests chowed down on 19,000 cookies, 10,000 donuts and 1,000 apples and bananas... [Read more]
Watch the 2015 Annual Meeting Keynote Address
Did you miss the 2015 Annual Meeting on Saturday? Re-live it by watching now:
Win an iPad mini with SmartHub
Establish a SECO online account on our SmartHub platform by May 15th and your name will be entered in a drawing for a new iPad mini. Read the details in our brochure and FAQ.
2015 Annual Meeting PowerPoint
If you missed something on the PowerPoint slides on Saturday morning, here they are!
2014 Annual Report
"Navigating the Cooperative Purpose" was the theme of Sumter Electric Cooperative's 2014 Annual Report. As you browse these pages, you’ll notice familiar landmarks and lakes that shape our service territory and our members’ lifestyles. Dense vegetation and weather challenges require SECO to proactively address service reliability. Keeping the lights on when storms blow through, maintaining stable rates and providing outstanding customer service are our highest priorities.
[Read the 2014 SECO Annual Report here]
March 1, 2015 News Release
Bushnell Power Grab Means Higher Electric Bills
March 1, 2015 (SUMTERVILLE, Fla.) – Substantial hikes in electric bills for hundreds of Bushnell residents and businesses could be the result if a plan to expand the city's service area goes through. The plan has ignited fierce public opposition. And SECO, the not-for-profit Sumter County electric cooperative utility that serves in the area, is rolling out a public awareness campaign called "Stop the Bushnell Power Grab."... [Read the entire news release here]