LCEC Power Restoration Update

October 2, 2022 - “Lee County Electric Cooperative continues to expand its restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian. More resources are being brought in daily as we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” said LCEC CEO, Denise Vidal. “This unprecedented recovery requires a substantial rebuild in the hardest hit communities. We thank Governor DeSantis for his unwavering leadership and his constant support of our community and our cooperative.”

  • As of 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 2, LCEC has restored power to 24 percent of our customers. LCEC is working with the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association (FECA) to double the amount of mutual aid in the coming days.
  • Additional workers and teams continue to converge on the disaster zone to support LCEC, including, approximately 1,000 workers (600+ line and 200 tree personnel), and hundreds of support team members.  In addition to the LCEC local crews and contractors, these resources come from within Florida and all areas of the country including AL, AR, GA, MO, NC, NJ, NY, MO, TN, and TX. 
  • As additional line crews and support staff arrive, LCEC will continue to reevaluate the estimated restoration times for the customers who can receive power.
A.M Area UpdateCust. OnCust. Out
Marco Island10,4599,123
Lehigh Acres24,3028,824
North Fort Myers5,60950,670
Cape Coral4,49889,778
Pine Island07,398