LCEC – Lee County Electric Cooperative

LCEC is working around the clock to assess damage from Hurricane Ian. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of our customers.

Rest assured that we know where power outages occurred and are working diligently to restore power. Customers do not need to report outages.


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Widespread power outages – damage assessment today

Widespread power outages – damage assessment today

September 29th, 2022

September 29, 2022 – Just over 90 percent of LCEC customers are without power today. In accordance with utility best-practices, damage assessment will take place throughout the six-county service territory today and into tomorrow. More than 500 crews and additional LCEC field employees began evaluating the entire electric grid to determine the quickest strategy to […]

Generator safety tips from LCEC

September 27th, 2022

September 27, 2022 – Wind and debris from Hurricane Ian could cause power outages. Crews are ready to respond and LCEC does not expect extended outages requiring backup power supply. For those customers planning to use a generator, safety is of the utmost importance. Please consider the following tips to keep you, your family, and […]

Power outages may occur from Hurricane Ian

September 27th, 2022

September 27, 2022 – For more than 82 years LCEC crews have been restoring power quickly when Southwest Florida storms hit. An automated mapping and facility management system provides line crews with instant information through lap-top computers installed in their vehicles. This is just one LCEC tool that improves reliability and restoration time. LCEC’s line […]

LCEC is ready for Hurricane Ian

September 27th, 2022

September 27, 2022 – LCEC thoroughly prepares long before a hurricane threatens to make landfall in Southwest Florida. To ensure LCEC has the resources needed for restoration, the organization cultivates relationships with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies for back-up resources. In addition, the […]

LCEC provides Environmental Funding Awards to nine local organizations

September 21st, 2022

September 21, 2022 – LCEC announced that it will provide Environmental Funding Awards to ArtFest Fort Myers, Audubon of SWFL, Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Cape Coral Wildlife Trust, Inc., Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, CROW, J.N. Ding Darling, Friends of the Cape Coral Environment and Monofilament Busters. Since the inception of the LCEC Environmental Funding Award […]

Register now for the 11th Annual LCEC Goblin Gallop 5k/Kid Run to benefit the United Way

September 15th, 2022

September 15, 2022 – The 11th Annual LCEC Goblin Gallop 5k/Kid Run to benefit the United Way is happening October 29, 2022 at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. In addition to the in-person 5k/Kid Run, there is a virtual race option happening now through October 29. Packet pickup will be held on October 27 and […]

Just say no to hand washing dishes

September 8th, 2022

September 8, 2022 – The days of hand washing dishes are long gone and for good reason. Not only is hand washing dishes time consuming, it wastes water and contributes to your energy consumption. According to ENERGY STAR, using a dishwasher can save you more than $40 a year verses washing dishes by hand. Below […]

Use caution around pad-mounted transformers

August 31st, 2022

August 31, 2022 – The big green boxes that reside in residential neighborhoods are called pad-mounted transformers and caution must be practiced around them.  What is a pad-mounted transformer?Pad-mounted transformers work in the same capacity as the transformers (gray cans) on the top of electric poles do. In essence, they convert higher-voltage electricity to a […]

2022 LCEC 26th Annual Fishing Tournament to benefit the United Way

August 25th, 2022

August 25, 2022 – Calling all anglers to the 2022 LCEC 26th Annual Fishing Tournament for United Way. This catch and release tournament is happening on Saturday, September 10, at D&D Matlacha Bait and Tackle. Tournament will have an honor start at 7 a.m. and final photos must be submitted by 2:30 p.m. A mandatory […]

Choosing the right temperature for your home

August 17th, 2022

August 17, 2022 – Hot days will be here for awhile still, but cooler days aren’t too far away. Depending on the temperature in sunny SWFL, it is important to choose the right temperature to keep your house comfy while keeping your energy consumption low. LCEC energy experts recommend the following: Hot day:LCEC recommends setting […]

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