LCEC Restoration Update – Oct. 6 – 6 a.m.

October 6, 2022 – The effort to restore power to customers in SWFL is a collaboration of State and local agencies, cooperatives, investor-owned, and municipal utilities, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and hundreds of support personnel.

At the end of today, there will be just over 2,300 line and vegetation crews working on power restoration to the remaining LCEC customers without power. Additional crews are becoming available as needed until all customers able to receive power are restored.

  • A convoy of 350 line workers and support personnel from Duke Energy will arrive this morning to help restore power in Cape Coral.
  • Thanks to assistance from Governor Ron DeSantis expediting road access to Pine Island, it will be possible for Duke Energy crews to begin restoration on Pine Island as soon as customers in other areas of the service territory are restored. Once access to Sanibel is possible rebuilding will also begin there.
  • At the same time, LCEC expanded its partnership with FPL to address supply chain disruptions, set up a base camp to house and feed line workers, and partner with specialized substation engineers.

Restoration Progress:

A.M Area UpdateCust. OnCust. OutTotal Cust
Marco Island17,4932,08919,582
Lehigh Acres32,87225433,126
North Fort Myers25,90330,37656,279
Cape Coral25,75868,51894,276
Pine Island07,3987,398
Total 120,440101,802222,242
Percentage 54%46%

*Restoration percentage does not include Pine Island & Sanibel until access to the islands is possible.

Customers out of power at this time are urged to inspect and make repairs to their weather head and any damage to their home electric 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.