LCEC – Lee County Electric Cooperative

Global supply chain issues across the nation will result in major LCEC service delays extending through 2023. There is no exact timeline on the supply disruption until material manufacturing delays and raw material shortages are rectified.

Natural gas price increases and summer heat are impacting power costs resulting in above average bills. Visit energy efficiency pages below for tips to save.

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Choosing the right temperature for your home

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 […]

Use caution around overhead power lines

August 10th, 2022

August 10, 2022 – If you take the time to look up, you’ll notice that overhead power lines are everywhere. Practicing caution around these lines is the responsibility of everyone. When it comes to being safe around overhead power lines, it is essential to: Look up to locate all overhead power lines. Stay at least […]

Application deadline approaching for LCEC Environmental Funding Award

August 3rd, 2022

August 3, 2022 – September 1 is the deadline to apply for an LCEC Environmental Funding Award. To apply, organizations should visit www.lcec.net/about-lcec/community-and-education/environment to download the application. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including that the funding must be utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry and have […]

July Power Cost Adjustments Implemented

July 20th, 2022

July 20, 2022 – A Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) increase was implemented for LCEC customers in July. Prior to 2022, LCEC hasn’t had a PCA increase since 2008. In fact, there have been five PCA decreases since 2014. The PCA increase equates to $55.50 per 1,000 kWh which will result in approximately a 27.5 percent increase per 1,000 kWh […]

Energy savings tips for the hot summer

July 20th, 2022

July 20, 2022 – There are many easy and free ways to save on your energy consumption while staying cool this summer. LCEC energy experts recommend the following tips: When cooling your home, set the thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Each degree below adds 8 to 12 percent to the cooling costs. While away from home for […]

Are you storm ready?

July 14th, 2022

July 14, 2022 – The heavy rainfall of summer storms pales in comparison to what Mother Nature is capable of. Now is the time to ensure that your home is ready should a major storm come our way this hurricane season. The following tips can help storm-harden your home: -Protect your windows with hurricane shutters […]

National Lineworker Appreciation Day is July 10

July 7th, 2022

July 7, 2022 – The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and LCEC join together to salute the nation’s electrical lineworkers on July 10 for National Lineworker Appreciation Day. This appreciation day honors the life and work […]

LCEC July Power Cost Adjustment

June 30th, 2022

June 29, 2022 – A Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) increase will be implemented for LCEC customers on the July bill. The increase is the result of rising purchased power costs passed on from the LCEC power supplier, Florida Power and Light (FPL). Power cost adjustments fluctuate and increase or decrease as the cost to generate […]

LCEC is prepared for storm season

June 23rd, 2022

June 23, 2022 – LCEC is ready for whatever weather heads to SWFL this storm season. Our tried and true restoration plan includes maintaining relationships with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies for mutual aid. No matter what the resource, members can rest assured […]

The process of power restoration following a major storm

June 9th, 2022

June 9, 2022 – LCEC works 24/7/365 to distribute electricity to more than 235,000 customers in Southwest Florida. Although the electrical system itself is complex, the process of restoration can be easily understood because it goes in steps. The first step in our restoration plan is damage assessment, which includes physical inspections of our facilities and […]

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