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LCEC Volunteer “Elves” to Decorate Edison & Ford Winter Estates for Holiday Nights

LCEC Volunteer “Elves” to Decorate Edison & Ford Winter Estates for Holiday Nights

November 8th, 2017

LCEC employees are gearing up to once again volunteer to decorate the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for their annual Holiday Nights! This year marks the 42nd annual Holiday Nights celebration where the Edison & Ford Winter Estates are adorned in period decorations from the 1880s to the 1920s. Volunteers from local organizations and businesses […]

Ways to keep warm while keeping energy costs cool

November 1st, 2017

Cold days are on their way! While it may be tempting to turn on the heat, it is important to remember that heating can cost two to three times more than cooling. Consider using a heating blanket or small portable space heater instead. Not only are these options economical, they are just as effective in […]

LCEC Killa-Watts to perform at 36th Annual Taste of the Islands to benefit CROW

October 25th, 2017

LCEC is proud to announce that its homegrown employee band, the LCEC Killa-Watts, will provide the entertainment for the 36th Taste of the Islands to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). The Killa-Watts originally formed for a small LCEC fundraiser several years ago, but have continued to rock this community by performing […]

LCEC Provides Environmental Funding Awards to Five Local Organizations

October 24th, 2017

LCEC announced that it will provide the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Keep Lee County Beautiful and the Monofilament Busters with Environmental Funding Awards. In total, these five awards total $14,250. Funds will be used for projects varying from programs for children to mobile marine units to educational […]

After the Storm: Restoring Power After an Outage

September 11th, 2017

LCEC has 170,000 customers without power. Some areas were hit hard, and it could take weeks to restore. Damage assessment is underway, and restoration estimates are not possible until the full impact is known. So what happens when the lights go out? After LCEC restores power to critical community services like hospitals and fire departments, […]

Generator safety

September 9th, 2017

Following are tips to keep you, your family, and utility workers safe while using a generator. Don’t connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring at the breaker panel or meter. Connecting a portable electric generator directly to your household wiring can be deadly to you and others. A generator that is directly connected to […]

LCEC ready for Irma

September 8th, 2017

LCEC has been spending the week gearing up for a potential impact. The wheels are put in motion well in advance of a certain threat in order to appropriate line crews, materials, tree-trimmers, fuel, and support services and supplies. “I am proud of all the preliminary actions that employees are taking to ensure we are […]

Use caution with portable generators

September 8th, 2017

Many Southwest Florida residents use portable electric generators to power their homes during electrical outages. While generators are a convenience, they can be dangerous if used improperly. The safest way to operate a generator is to plug appliances directly into the generator. However, customers who are utilizing a back-up generator to provide electricity to their […]

LCEC Prepared for Hurricane Irma

September 6th, 2017

LCEC’s preparation began long before Hurricane Irma threatened to make landfall in Southwest Florida. To ensure LCEC has the resources needed for restoration, the utility relies on relationships that have been cultivated over the years with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies. Out-of-town crews […]

Empower Children to be Energy Experts

July 26th, 2017

Summer is in full swing! This means two things: school is out and the hot weather is on. Now is the perfect time to teach your kids to be energy experts. Energy conservation is even more important during the hot summer months when your children are home during the day and are using electricity to […]

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