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Spring cleaning and electrical safety

Spring cleaning and electrical safety

March 9th, 2016

The weather is perfect for spring cleaning outside of your home. No matter how big or small the project, it is essential to keep electrical safety in mind to avoid injuries. The following safety tips will help protect you as you spring into cleaning. • Always keep ladders away 10+ feet away from power lines. [...]

New LED Streetlight Program – Proposed to roll out April 1, 2016

March 2nd, 2016

Some utilities offer a streetlight program as an option for their customers. Customers are not obligated to purchase streetlights from their utility. They can purchase, install, operate, and maintain lights themselves or contract with an independent provider. LCEC installs, and maintains the streetlights for customers at the request of the customer and we are happy [...]

Lee Shelby Visits LCEC to Discuss Importance of Working Safely

February 23rd, 2016

Inspirational speaker and accomplished author Lee Shelby visited LCEC recently to discuss the importance of safety to linemen and field staff. Lee Shelby nearly lost his life when he came in contact with an energized overhead conductor while working as a lineman in Tennessee. As a result of his accident, Lee had to have both [...]

Don’t heat up your energy costs

February 11th, 2016

Although the weather outside is chilly, resist the urge to turn on the heat. Heating is the most intense use of electric energy in the average home and is the most expensive electric appliance. On average, heating can cost two to three times more than cooling. Below are two simple ways to warm you up [...]

Seal up energy savings in your home

February 3rd, 2016

Your home is made up windows, walls, floors, doors, a roof and maybe even skylights. All of these things serve a purpose, but could be adding to your electric bill if they are not maintained. Following the simple tips below can help these essential parts of your home to serve their purpose and act as [...]

20th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament

January 20th, 2016

On April 16, LCEC will host the 20th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament. This tournament has raised over $365,000 for the United Way since it began twenty years ago! Anglers come from throughout the state to participate in this popular tournament which features great fishing, delicious food and a HUGE raffle with hundreds of [...]

LCEC Restores Power to 9,500 Customers After Severe Weather Impacts Cape Coral

January 13th, 2016

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, at least one tornado, possibly more, caused extensive damage to the LCEC system. Breakdown of restoration efforts: Saturday, January 9, 2016: -9,500 customers without power at 7:30 p.m. following severe weather in Cape Coral -7,000 customers have power by 10 p.m. -120 workers, consisting of LCEC crews and support teams, [...]

LCEC REDUCES RATES AGAIN IN 2016 – Marking more than seven years without a rate increase

January 4th, 2016

Beginning January 1, LCEC customers saw the fourth rate decrease in two years. LCEC electric rates are below the national average, and among the lowest of 56 utilities in Florida. Employees work hard to provide the best possible price for reliable service to customers and it was possible to reduce rates again due to a [...]

Managing Energy Costs

December 30th, 2015

The top two energy culprits in the home are air conditioning/heating costs and water heating. Appliance use (refrigerators, stove tops, televisions, etc.) also contribute significantly. Cutting energy usage and costs doesn’t have to involve major lifestyle changes or buying a pricey new appliance or technology. You can save money every month by simply adopting a [...]

LCEC Employees Contribute 750 Holiday Cards To Local Card Drive For Troops

December 16th, 2015

LCEC employees filled out a total of 750 holiday cards to be sent overseas to the troops. Following the suggestion of an employee who heard about the card drive that the Daybreak with Drew Steele radio show was doing, LCEC employees jumped into action and within just one week, wrote out 750 cards! People from [...]