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February Newsletter, Issue 7

Has Your Power Bill Increased?

Providing Energy-Saving Tips for our Member-Owners is One More Way SEC is Here for You. Join Our Energy Management Advisor at one of Our Upcoming Community Workshops.

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Southside Electric Cooperative is working on a new look and new feel. This renewed focus will convey our desire to build trust and make the power-delivery experience easier for our member-owners. It represents our desire to be your trusted source for energy-related information and to be a partner in your communities by supporting programs and events that enhance where you call home. We are proud to serve and deliver the experience our members deserve. Call on SEC.

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Better Power Substation Utilization


Through planning and analysis, SEC’s engineering team determined that two of its large substation transformers would better serve its membership if they were switched. The transformer at the Cherry Hill substation had excess capacity, while the transformer at the Center Star substation was nearing capacity. Switching the transformers not only increased power reliability, but it also delayed the need for new equipment by roughly ten years. In addition, approximately $650,000 was saved by swapping transformers versus purchasing a new unit for Center Star.

Broadband Expansion

Your Cooperative understands the importance of Broadband in our communities, which is why we have completed four feasibility studies as recently as 2022. These studies help to determine if such an endeavor is viable in our service territory. Fiscal responsibility is part of who we are along with our commitment to members. SEC will continue to work with counties and other co-ops to connect people to the internet. SEC supports efforts to provide internet to our communities by working with several local companies to utilize SEC poles and designated land space. 


SEC understands your need and pledges to continue exploring Broadband options. Click below to find out how SEC supports Broadband expansion.

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Concern for Community is one of the seven principles that govern your Cooperative where we work for sustainable development in our communities. Recently, Southside Electric Cooperative’s Member Engagement and Communications (MEC) team volunteered at the Total Life Center (SOVA) in Burkeville for HOPE Food Distribution.

Photographed above are (top, left to right) MEC Vice President Sheena Lankford and MEC Senior Community Relations Specialist Mark Thomas. Bottom left, MEC team members Jennifer Wall, Sheena Lankford, Joy Stump and Mark Thomas.

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Crewe, VA 23930

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