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After the Storm: Restoring Power After an Outage

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After the Storm: Restoring Power After an Outage

Monday, September 11th, 2017

LCEC has 170,000 customers without power. Some areas were hit hard, and it could take weeks to restore. Damage assessment is underway, and restoration estimates are not possible until the full impact is known. So what happens when the lights go out? After LCEC restores power to critical community services like hospitals and fire departments, […]

Generator safety

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Following are tips to keep you, your family, and utility workers safe while using a generator. Don’t connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring at the breaker panel or meter. Connecting a portable electric generator directly to your household wiring can be deadly to you and others. A generator that is directly connected to […]

LCEC ready for Irma

Friday, September 8th, 2017

LCEC has been spending the week gearing up for a potential impact. The wheels are put in motion well in advance of a certain threat in order to appropriate line crews, materials, tree-trimmers, fuel, and support services and supplies. “I am proud of all the preliminary actions that employees are taking to ensure we are […]

Use caution with portable generators

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Many Southwest Florida residents use portable electric generators to power their homes during electrical outages. While generators are a convenience, they can be dangerous if used improperly. The safest way to operate a generator is to plug appliances directly into the generator. However, customers who are utilizing a back-up generator to provide electricity to their […]

LCEC Prepared for Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

LCEC’s preparation began long before Hurricane Irma threatened to make landfall in Southwest Florida. To ensure LCEC has the resources needed for restoration, the utility relies on relationships that have been cultivated over the years with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies. Out-of-town crews […]

Empower Children to be Energy Experts

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Summer is in full swing! This means two things: school is out and the hot weather is on. Now is the perfect time to teach your kids to be energy experts. Energy conservation is even more important during the hot summer months when your children are home during the day and are using electricity to […]

Call for LCEC Environmental Funding Award Applications

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

September 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply for LCEC’s 2017 Environmental Funding Awards. To apply for an environmental funding award from LCEC, organizations can email to receive an application. 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 […]

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Summer is a time when kids spend more time enjoying the outdoors, making it an important time to remind them about staying safe around electricity. Use the tips below to talk with your tots about electric dangers: • Never fly a kite when it is rainy or anywhere near overhead power lines. • If you […]

LCEC’s Online Tools Will Save You Money

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Independence Day may be over, but you can still be an independent energy expert by using any of LCEC’s three interactive online tools to understand and manage your energy usage. These tools can also help you to conserve energy and reduce your electric bill. kiloWATCH allows you to track your household energy usage and approximate […]

Importance of a post-storm plan

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Having a post-storm plan is equally as importance having an actual storm/emergency plan. Depending on the severity of the storm, there may be substantial damage to deal with. There may also be power outages. Having a post-storm plan in place will make all the difference in dealing with whatever Mother Nature has to offer. Following […]

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