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Beware of Electrical Hazards While Boating

Beware of Electrical Hazards While Boating

May 18th, 2016

It’s the perfect time of year to head out and enjoy the beautiful waterways of SWFL! As you head out on the water, it is vital to remember the following safety tips: –Always be aware of power lines when boating or fishing. Be sure to keep at least 10 feet distance between your boat and [...]

May is National Electrical Safety Month

May 4th, 2016

May is National Electrical Safety Month! During this month, LCEC joins the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to help raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), exposure to electricity continues to be a substantial cause of injury and death among workers [...]

20th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament Results

April 27th, 2016

LCEC is proud to announce that nearly $50,000 was raised at the 20th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament on April 16, 2016 in Pine Island, Florida. All proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee Counties. This amount includes a portion of the prize money [...]

Choose right tree and right place this Earth Day

April 13th, 2016

Many folks around southwest Florida plant a tree for Earth Day. This yearly tradition is great for the environment, but can mean trouble for you, your neighbors and LCEC depending on the type of tree and where you plant it. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting a tree or planting site [...]

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. [...]