LCEC Restoration Updates – Oct. 1 – 6 a.m.

October 1, 2022 – Nearly 1,000 resources will have boots on the ground again today to restore power to LCEC customers.  All but three of the 23 LCEC substations were energized yesterday and crews will begin to do work to restore the main circuits. The next phase of restoration will be to safely bring power back to the largest number of customers in areas including Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Immokalee, Everglades City, Lehigh Acres, and Marco Island. Then crews will focus on smaller pockets of outages and individual services.

Customers are urged to use generators safely to protect their families and workers on the system, turn off breakers in their homes until power is restored, and remain patient. They may not see trucks on their street but crews are working in the area and will continue to work until all power is restored to those able to receive it.

Current restoration numbers are as follows:

A.M Area UpdateCust. OnCust. Out
Marco Island711619,582
Lehigh Acres16,60416,522
North Fort Myers90555,374
Cape Coral094,276
Pine Island07,398

The catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ian is something that has not been experienced before and there are many developments that are new when we consider the widespread flood damage and inaccessibility to some of our barrier islands. LCEC has upward of 600 line crews and 135 tree trimming crews with additional crews arriving this weekend. Customers do not need to call LCEC as we are aware of what circuits are without power.