LCEC Power Restoration Update – Oct 11 – 8 a.m.

October 11, 2022 - LCEC has restored power to most of its 240,586 customers able to receive power, with the exception of those on Sanibel and Pine Island. Efforts to restore the remaining customers are underway, utilizing more than 1,000 utility personnel on the mainland and hundreds of FPL and Duke Energy workers on Sanibel and Pine Island. LCEC is focused on restoring power to each and every customer, including those on the barrier islands.

LCEC, State, and local officials and an army of restoration partners share the same mission to restore power as quickly as possible for all of our members.  LCEC and its mutual aid partners made great progress yesterday in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers, restoring power to thousands of customers, bringing total customers out of service in Lee County to less than 5%, excluding Pine Island and Sanibel. The current complement of crews from mutual aid partners will remain on restoration efforts, including FPL, Duke Energy, and over 50 cooperatives from AL, FL, TX, LA, and GA until further notice. This team, shoulder to shoulder with LCEC employees, will continue restoring the customers still without power, as well as customers ready to accept power after their repairs are completed and local government has completed their inspections.

Customers out of power at this time are urged to inspect and repair any damage to their home electrical system, if needed, so they are able to receive power when restoration crews reach their area. Visit the LCEC Hurricane Guide to learn more.

LCEC reminds customers to stay away from downed power lines, turn off breakers until power is restored, and use generators safely to protect themselves and crews working on lines in their neighborhood.