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LCEC has DECREASED the Power Cost Adjustment for a second time beginning August 1, 2023, based on forecasted fuel costs and cost recovery.

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LCEC sponsors Garden Club of Cape Coral as they promote safe tree planting and care

LCEC sponsors Garden Club of Cape Coral as they promote safe tree planting and care

April 20th, 2021

April 20, 2021 – LCEC announced that it will partner with the Garden Club of Cape Coral to sponsor a landscaping project for a Habitat for Humanity’s Cape Coral Women Build home. The Garden Club will work with Lee County Master Gardener Volunteers to create a Florida Friendly landscaping in the hopes of being an […]

National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 18

April 13th, 2021

April 13, 2021 – A special day is right around the corner! National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 18. On this important day, LCEC honors and thanks not just our dedicated linemen, but line workers around the world, for the imperative and dangerous work they do. These dedicated, highly skilled workers put their lives on […]

Protecting your unoccupied home from mold and mildew

April 6th, 2021

April 6, 2021 – The time is almost here when our winter residents will leave sunny SWFL to reside elsewhere during the hot and humid summer months. It is important to remember that unoccupied homes need a small amount of air conditioning for humidity control. Without A/C, humidity can accumulate indoors and give rise to […]

LCEC awards three local organizations with Environmental Funding Awards

March 23rd, 2021

March 23, 2021 – LCEC announced that it will provide Environmental Funding Awards to Audubon Western Everglades, Future Forestry Corporation, and Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary. Since the program’s inception in 2013, LCEC has awarded nearly $160,000 to local organizations for a variety of initiatives focused on protecting our precious environment. LCEC accepts […]

Wash away your energy worries

March 9th, 2021

March 9, 2021 – As we continue to work remotely, stay close to home, and wear face coverings galore while out, the laundry seems to be piling up more than ever! The following are tips that can help you soak up energy savings while keeping up with your increased laundry load: • Wash full loads […]

Boats and power lines don’t mix

March 2nd, 2021

March 2, 2021 – As boaters hit the beautiful waterways of Southwest Florida, it is imperative to keep the following safety measures in mind. Boats coming into contact with power lines not only poses a risk of power interruptions, it could mean serious injuries and even death. –Always be aware of power lines when boating […]

You have the power to care through LCEC’s Power to Share Program

February 24th, 2021

February 24, 2021 – This past year has had devastating financial impacts for so many people throughout the world. Even with the help of stimulus money, many of our neighbors are having to making the tough decision between paying the electric bill or the mortgage. You can help someone in need by donating to the […]

Ways to save electricity and money with LCEC energy saving tools

February 16th, 2021

February 16, 2021 – In addition to the many simple ways you can save electricity, LCEC offers customers three interactive tools to make saving even easier! Not only will these online tools help you understand and manage your energy usage, they can also help you discover new ways to conserve energy while reducing your electric […]

Applications being accepted for LCEC Environmental Funding Awards

February 9th, 2021

February 9, 2021 – March 15 is the deadline to apply for LCEC’s 2021 Environmental Funding Awards. To apply for an environmental funding award from LCEC, organizations can visit Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to […]

Are your windows helping heat enter your home?

February 2nd, 2021

February 2, 2021 – In sunny SWFL, 30 percent of cooling costs are attributed to glass and windows. There are several ways to help lessen the load that windows put on your air conditioner. Our LCEC energy experts recommend: Residential window tint: Significant air-conditioning savings can be attained by blocking solar heat before it reaches […]

LCEC welcomes Director of Finance and Accounting/Chief Financial Officer

January 19th, 2021

January 12, 2021 – LCEC welcomed Sarah Bullock as its Director of Finance and Accounting/Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Bullock will be responsible for directing the fiscal functions of LCEC in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, various other Regulatory and Advisory organizations and in accordance with […]

Enjoy this chilly Christmas without using electricity

December 22nd, 2020

December 22, 2020 – For the first time in years, the forecast is calling for a chilly Christmas! Even though we won’t have a white Christmas, the weather may tempt some SWFL folks to crank on the heat. In addition to using items such as electric blankets and space heaters (while paying close attention to […]

Light up your holiday while lowering your energy costs with LED lights

December 15th, 2020

December 15, 2020 – Besides being brighter than the Clark Griswold’s house in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, there are many reasons to consider investing in LED lights this holiday season: • LED lights are more energy efficient than incandescent lights. Did you know that 90 percent of the energy produced by incandescent bulbs is released […]

Be safe around electricity as you deck the halls

December 8th, 2020

December 8, 2020 – After the rollercoaster of a year we have had, more people than ever want to get in the holiday spirit by doing such things as decorating in and outside of their homes. And decorating is an absolutely great way to celebrate and embrace the season! As you trim your tree and […]

Staying warm when temperatures dip in SWFL

December 1st, 2020

December 1, 2020 – This week will bring chilly temperatures to SWFL, but LCEC reminds customers to consider alternatives to avoid cranking on the heat. Why not turn on the heat? Heating costs anywhere from two to three times more than cooling! An alternative to warm your Florida blood is to use space heaters. They […]

LCEC Participates in Goodwill’s Festival of Trees for 14th Consecutive Year

November 24th, 2020

November 24, 2020 – LCEC is thrilled to celebrate its 14th consecutive year of participation in the Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s Festival of Trees. Since the inception of this event in 2006, LCEC has cleverly crafted 14 fun and festive trees. Although the favorite tree to date was one adorned with more than 150 […]

Gobble up electric savings this Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2020

November 19, 2020 – Even though COVID-19 will keep us from cooking for family, friends and neighbors, it is likely that you will still be whipping up a delicious feast this Thanksgiving. Despite the smaller crowd of hungry bellies, it is still important to consider your electric usage while you dish out your famous foods. […]

Don’t fall victim to a scammer

November 10th, 2020

November 10, 2020 – As the entire world continues to struggle through an unprecedented time, scammers are even more determined to strike those who least expect it. It is more important than ever to stop these scammers from stealing when every penny counts. Scammers aim to mislead anyone who isn’t ready to call their bluff. […]

LCEC names Director of Public Relations and Director of Human Resources

November 3rd, 2020

November 3, 2020 – LCEC recently named Karen Ryan as Director of Public Relations and Sandy Thompson as Director of Human Resources. Ryan has served as the Public Relations Manager for more than 24 years, working with three of the only five CEOs that LCEC has had in 80 years! Much of her responsibilities as […]

Spook away energy vampires

October 27th, 2020

October 27, 2020 – What better time to talk about avoiding energy vampires (a.k.a. phantom loads) in your home then at Halloween! Energy vampires or phantom loads are terms that describe appliances and electronics that are left plugged-in even when they are not in use. These items literally drain electricity all-day, every-day. On average, Americans […]

LCEC names interim CFO

October 20th, 2020

October 20, 2020 – LCEC announced that Director of Governance, Risk, and Compliance and Chief Risk/Compliance Officer Eric Scott has been named as interim Director of Finance & Accounting/CFO. Scott joined LCEC in June 2020 with vast utility experience in the areas of Governance, Risk, Compliance, Finance, and Accounting. He held various accounting and finance […]

New managers appointed in LCEC Electric Operations Division

October 12th, 2020

October 12, 2020 – LCEC is pleased to announce the promotion of four interim managers to managers in its Electric Operations division: Bill Piland to Manager of Design and Engineering Services, Rob Puchacz to Manager of Construction and Maintenance (working with LCEC contractors), Gary Richardson to Manager of System Operations, and Frank Sherkus to Manager […]

Calling all anglers to 24th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament

October 8th, 2020

October 8, 2020 – Calling all anglers to the 24th Annual LCEC United Fishing Tournament being held on November 14, 2020 at D&D Bait and Tackle on Matlacha. Social distancing and CDC recommendations will be part of the LCEC tournament including a tailgate-style event to present prizes on tournament day following a day of fishing […]

LCEC offers two ways to participate in 9th Annual Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk for United Way

October 6th, 2020

October 6, 2020 – LCEC will be holding its 9th Annual LCEC Goblin Gallop 5K to benefit the United Way on Halloween day, October 31, 2020 at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. There is also a virtual race option that can be completed any time from now until midnight on Halloween. Please note that LCEC […]

Protect your pets from electric hazards

September 29th, 2020

September 29, 2020 – Pets get into everything around the house, but don’t let their curiosity get them injured or, even worse, killed! Pet-proofing your home is a necessity to protect your beloved pets. Below are some simple tips for keeping your fuzzy family members safe: • Be sure that all plugs are completely in […]

Are your windows and glass upping your energy usage?

September 22nd, 2020

September 22, 2020 – You may be surprised to learn that upwards of 30 percent of your cooling costs is attributed to glass and windows. Even though today marks the start of fall, the weather in sunny Southwest Florida is hot pretty much year-round. Consider the following tips from our energy experts about your home’s […]

Auto accidents and power lines

September 15th, 2020

September 15, 2020 – Should you be involved in or witness an auto accident involving power lines, it is essential to know what to do to save your life or the life of someone in need. LCEC reminds all drivers to remember to: Stay in car: If your car comes in contact with a power […]

LCEC provides five local organizations with Environmental Funding Awards

September 8th, 2020

September 8, 2020 – LCEC announced that it will provide Environmental Funding Awards to Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Future Forestry Corporation, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Collectively, these five organizations are being awarded more than $17,000! LCEC’s Environmental Funding Awards are given out […]

Ways to save as the world works remotely

September 1st, 2020

September 1, 2020 – As much of the world has turned to remote work as a result of COVID-19, homes have now become offices. But just because you are spending more time at home doesn’t mean your electric usage has to skyrocket. One simple trick to keep your electric costs low while tackling your remote […]

LCEC accepting Environmental Funding Award applications

August 25th, 2020

August 25, 2020 – September 1 is the deadline to apply for LCEC’s 2020 Environmental Funding Awards. To apply for an environmental funding award from LCEC, organizations can visit to download the application. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized […]

The LCEC Pay It Forward program provides double benefits

August 18th, 2020

August 18, 2020 – It’s common for LCEC employees to give of their time, talent and heart to energize the community! In an effort to support their passion for philanthropy, LCEC designed the Pay It Forward Program in 2016 to encourage volunteerism and support employees’ efforts to give to their favorite qualifying non-profit organization. In […]

LCEC CEO joins Board of Directors for Foundation for Lee County Public Schools

August 12th, 2020

August 12, 2020 – LCEC is pleased to announce that CEO Denise Vidal has joined the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools provides vital resources and programs to students and educators throughout the School District of Lee County. Foundation Board Members are […]

Staying safe during storm season

August 11th, 2020

August 11, 2020 – There has been a lot of storm activity since storm season began on June 1. But just because we haven’t had any big storms come our way doesn’t mean we won’t. In addition to having your emergency plan and kit ready, below are some tips for staying safe should a storm […]

Cool tips for the hot summer

August 4th, 2020

August 4, 2020 – Just because it’s hot, hot, hot outside doesn’t mean your electric bill has to make you feel any hotter! In fact, simple efforts can leave you feeling like a cool energy saver. LCEC reminds customers to do the following to keep electric costs as low as possible during the sweltering SWFL […]

Protect your kids from outdoor electrical hazards

July 28th, 2020

July 28, 2020 – COVID-19 has forced the world to limit outings and stay at home. Many people are embracing the outdoors as a means of getting sunshine, exercise and shaking off cabin fever. No one loves the outdoors and summertime like kids! As kids explore the outdoors, it is imperative for parents to remind […]

Preparing your home for a storm

July 21st, 2020

July 21, 2020 – Storm season is in full swing so if your home is not storm-ready, now is the time to prepare! The most important precaution you can take to reduce damage to your home and property is to protect the areas where wind can enter. Below are tips to help you storm-harden your […]

LCEC reminds generator owners to use caution during storm season

July 14th, 2020

July 14, 2020 – ‘Tis the season…storm season that is! If you plan on using a generator in the event of a power outage, it is essential to know and follow these safety tips: • Don’t connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring at the breaker panel or meter. Connecting a portable electric generator […]

LCEC receives “Gold Stethoscope” recognition from the IVR Doctors

July 7th, 2020

July 7, 2020 – LCEC was recognized as both the top electric cooperative and the top in functionality in the 16th Annual Energy Utility Benchmark Report on Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems, released today by IVR Doctors. The 2020 Report compares 100 energy utility automated telephone systems in the U.S. and Canada. The “Gold Stethoscope” […]

Hawkins named Director of Engineering and Electric Operations

July 2nd, 2020

July 2, 2020 – Clark Hawkins was recently promoted to the top leadership position in the LCEC Electric Operations division. Hawkins has 38 years of experience in the electric utility industry including 23 years at LCEC with supervisory and managerial responsibility of various work groups and departments within the Electric Operations Division. His new responsibilities […]

LCEC customers reporting scammers

July 1st, 2020

SCAM ALERT! July 1, 2020 – Scammers are busy targeting utility customers today. Residents and businesses are encouraged to remain aware, know the facts and safeguard personal information. Utilities will not call and request personal or financial information over the phone, send an email, or show up and request payment at the door. If something […]

LCEC welcomes Director of Governance Risk and Compliance Chief Risk/Compliance Officer

June 30th, 2020

June 30, 2020 – LCEC welcomed Eric Scott as its new Director of Governance Risk and Compliance Chief Risk/Compliance Officer. In this role, Scott will serve as a strategic partner and advisor to the CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and the LCEC Board of Directors on matters pertaining to governance, risk, and compliance for the cooperative. […]

Payment assistance is available to help pay your electric bill

June 26th, 2020

LCEC knows COVID-19 has been difficult for many customers and we want to help. Funds are currently available for those in need. A past due notice is not required to be eligible. Register at to see if you qualify. LCEC is also working with customers to ensure uninterrupted power. You can request a payment […]

Normal collection activities to resume for LCEC customers in July

June 25th, 2020

June 24, 2020 – LCEC will begin normal collection activities in July. When COVID-19 reared its ugly head, LCEC took measures to try to ease the financial burden on customers by suspending disconnection for non-payment, waiving late fees, returning $12 million in equity to active and inactive members, and contributing funds to the Power to […]

LCEC prepared for hurricane season

June 10th, 2020

June 10, 2020 – LCEC is ready to fight back if a hurricane heads to Southwest Florida. To ensure that we are ready for restoration, LCEC cultivates relationships with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies for mutual aid. You name the resource and LCEC […]

SmartHub can help you save money

May 22nd, 2020

May 20, 2020 – With LCEC SmartHub you can manage your electric account safely and securely online or from your mobile device. SmartHub is LCEC’s Bill Pay and Customer Service tool which you can access at or through the mobile app. There are a variety of ways to utilize SmartHub to make your life […]

Energy tips while staying home

April 22nd, 2020

April 22, 2020 – As we all navigate the reality of staying home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to conserve electricity. Not only does conserving energy reduce your carbon footprint, but it can make a big difference in your electric bill. You are home more and LCEC […]

National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 18

April 17th, 2020

April 17, 2020 – National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 18. On this powerful day, LCEC honors and thanks not just our dedicated linemen, but linemen and women around the world, for the hard work they do. These dedicated, highly skilled workers put their lives on the line daily to keep the lights on. They […]

LCEC Board approves return of $12 million to current and inactive members

April 3rd, 2020

April 3, 2020 – The decisions of the LCEC Board of Trustees to retire up to $12 million in member equity and return it to past and current customers could not have come at a better time amidst the COVID19 financial impact on customers. Equity is the ownership interest of LCEC members’ in the total […]

LCEC Readiness During COVID-19

March 24th, 2020

March 24, 2020 We’re in uncertain times, but what’s certain is LCEC won’t stop delivering the same reliable electricity that keeps our communities going. From hospitals to essential businesses to those at home, LCEC is here for you! As we continue to navigate COVID-19, there are two very important things LCEC wants our customers to […]

LCEC contact hours temporarily changing

March 24th, 2020

March 24, 2020 LCEC is working diligently to not let anything, including COVID-19, affect the service you have come to know and expect from us. In these uncertain and trying times, we want to remind our customers that we are here for you. The LCEC contact hours have temporarily changed to 8 a.m. to 5 […]

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