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Celebrate Safe Digging Month By Calling Before You Dig

Celebrate Safe Digging Month By Calling Before You Dig

April 6th, 2016

This month marks the ninth annual National Safe Digging Month. During this important month, Sunshine 811 and LCEC remind Florida residents to always call 811 two full business days before any digging project. In addition to protecting you and any underground lines you might encounter, homeowners are required by law to call 811 before digging [...]

LCEC provides J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Society and Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum with environmental funding awards

March 23rd, 2016

LCEC announced that it will provide J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Society with a $4,000 environmental funding award to support six weeks of special programming to accompany a one-time traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum. LCEC also announced that it will provide the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum with $1,100 environmental funding award to support a [...]

Important Information on LCEC’s 2016 Trustee Election

March 16th, 2016

LCEC’s 2016 Trustee Election is in full swing! Below is some useful info for those who are eligible to vote. 2016 Nominated Candidates include: • David Scott – District 2, Seat 3 • Russell Priddy – District 6 • Eric Feichthaler – District 2, Seat 1 • Dr. Gary Jackson – District 2, Seat 1 [...]


March 14th, 2016

City Legal Consultant Recommends Suing Over Franchise Terms That Have Yet to be Negotiated The City of Cape Coral recently advised LCEC of its intent to file a request with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) challenging LCEC’s electric rate structure. Unfortunately, the legal theories to be discussed with the PSC relate directly to franchise [...]


March 9th, 2016

Nearly one year after LCEC provided the City of Cape Coral with a franchise agreement framework, the City today responded with its suggested agreement terms.             “While we will not publicly discuss the details of the franchise agreement negotiations, we are pleased to see some movement in this area after so much time has passed,” said [...]

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 [...]