Sunshine State Stats, September 2017

Sunshine State Stats, September 2017

September 2017’s Sunshine State Stats and the local weather was about the same as the previous September – with the exception of Cat 2/3 Hurricane Irma that barreled through the center of the state on Sunday, September 9.   The average temperature came in at 82°, while September of 2016 was a degree higher with […]

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Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Energy Insider – 3rd Quarter

Expansions to Provide More Services for Central Floridians   Significant growth in SECO Energy’s service territory requires expansion of medical services to accommodate the increased population. Currently there are several major projects expanding the availability of medical care.   Construction of Orlando Health’s South Lake Hospital Health Pavilion at Blue Cedar is underway. The new […]

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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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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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Sunshine State Stats, August 2017

Sunshine State Stats, August 2017

August 2017 was slightly warmer than the previous August. The average temperature came in at 84°, while August of 2016 had an average temperature of 83°. Rainfall came in at 7.91 inches compared to last August at a mere 0.69 inches.   There were 595 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for August […]

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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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