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Spook away energy vampires

Spook away energy vampires

October 27, 2020 – What better time to talk about avoiding energy vampires (a.k.a. phantom loads) in your home then at Halloween! Energy vampires or phantom loads are terms that describe appliances and electronics that are left plugged-in even when they are not in use. These items literally drain electricity all-day, every-day. On average, Americans have 20+ energy vampires sucking up electricity in their home right now which is estimated to add nearly $100 on their electric bills in just one year. Awareness and conservation are key to making an impact on both your electric bill and your carbon footprint! Slaying these energy vampires is as easy as unplugging things such as phone chargers, coffeemakers, and toasters when they are not being used. While it is important to unplug unused appliances and electronics while you are away for extended periods of time like vacation, it is equally important to do it on a daily basis before you leave for work or school. For more tips on conserving electricity, visit www.lcec.net.

LCEC names interim CFO

October 20, 2020 – LCEC announced that Director of Governance, Risk, and Compliance and Chief Risk/Compliance Officer Eric Scott has been named as interim Director of Finance & Accounting/CFO. Scott joined LCEC in June 2020 with vast utility experience in the areas of Governance, Risk, Compliance, Finance, and Accounting. He held various accounting and finance roles for Associated Electric Cooperative in Springfield, Missouri before joining LCEC. Scott has dual Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, all from Missouri State University.

New managers appointed in LCEC Electric Operations Division

October 12, 2020 – LCEC is pleased to announce the promotion of four interim managers to managers in its Electric Operations division: Bill Piland to Manager of Design and Engineering Services, Rob Puchacz to Manager of Construction and Maintenance (working with LCEC contractors), Gary Richardson to Manager of System Operations, and Frank Sherkus to Manager of Construction and Maintenance (working with LCEC line crews). These promotions are a testament to LCEC succession planning and a focus on a sustainable workforce. These team members moved up the ranks throughout their career and gained knowledge and experience in every aspect of the LCEC organization.

Calling all anglers to 24th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament

October 8, 2020 – Calling all anglers to the 24th Annual LCEC United Fishing Tournament being held on November 14, 2020 at D&D Bait and Tackle on Matlacha. Social distancing and CDC recommendations will be part of the LCEC tournament including a tailgate-style event to present prizes on tournament day following a day of fishing on the waters. Fish will be measured and photos submitted using the FishDonkey app. A small-scale awards event will feature a bite to eat, hydration, digital auction and abbreviated onsite raffle, truck give-away, sponsor thanks, and the announcement of tournament winners. Social distancing, face coverings, temperature stations, and other recommended precautions are a few of the measures that will be taken on tourney day. Registration and information on the Captain’s Meeting and tournament rules can be found at https://uw.lcec.net/SitePages/Fish.aspx. Contact fish@lcec.net or 239-656-2204 with questions. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties. Special thanks to the premiere sponsor of this year’s tournament: Irby.

LCEC offers two ways to participate in 9th Annual Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk for United Way

October 6, 2020 – LCEC will be holding its 9th Annual LCEC Goblin Gallop 5K to benefit the United Way on Halloween day, October 31, 2020 at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. There is also a virtual race option that can be completed any time from now until midnight on Halloween. Please note that LCEC will be following CDC guidelines. All event volunteers will be wearing face coverings and social distancing. If there is inclement weather on race day or health concerns prohibit large gatherings, this event will be completely virtual. Runners/walkers must be registered by October 17 in order to receive a shirt, but event registration officially ends October 28. There are different registration tiers for the in-person and virtual race that range from $25-$15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. Packet pick-up for all participants will be held on October 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Run Shoppe in Cape Coral. Contact 5K@lcec.net with questions and visit https://uw.lcec.net/SitePages/5k.aspx for more details. Register today at https://www.active.com/cape-coral-fl/running/distance-running-races/lcec-goblin-gallop-5K-2020. Since its inception, this 5K has netted over $16,862 for the United Way! Thank you to all those who have participated in the past and will participate in this year’s event!

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