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Rid your home of energy vampires this Halloween!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

October is the perfect time to tackle “energy vampires” and “phantom loads.” Although these vampires and phantoms don’t have teeth or fly around making scary noises, they can cause your electric bill to be a bit frightening! Electrically speaking, “energy vampires” and “phantom loads” mean the same thing. These terms are meant to describe appliances […]

Storm season tips for techies

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Storm season does not technically end until November 30. In fact, the latter part of storm season is typically the most active part. If you haven’t already created an emergency kit and plan, now is the time. Below are some helpful tips to help techies weather the storm: Charge your devices and conserve power: • […]

LCEC sends contract crews to assist with Hurricane Matthew restoration

Friday, October 7th, 2016

LCEC has a solid restoration plan that was tested during preparation for Hurricane Matthew, which was predicted to impact Southwest Florida. The LCEC system fared well and the impact was so minor that contract crews were sent to help in other areas early this morning. There is a lot of work that goes on behind […]

Restoring power after the storm…have a plan!

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Having a post-storm plan is crucial to staying safe during a hurricane. The cooperation of residents is critical to the success of the electrical restoration process. Following are some tips to remember while formulating your post-storm plan: • Stay clear of downed power lines. They may still be energized and dangerous. Puddles of water contacting […]

Reporting an inoperative or malfunctioning streetlight

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

LCEC works diligently to ensure that streetlights are functioning properly, but streetlights can and do malfunction. There are two easy ways to report an inoperative or malfunctioning streetlight to LCEC: 1. Complete a secure online form at 2. Call LCEC Customer Care at 800-599-2356 or 239-656-2300. Please be prepared to provide the following information: […]

Join the LCEC family

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Working for LCEC is like working with family. Our family-orientated atmosphere is just one of the many things that make LCEC unique. We are always looking for people with integrity, accountability and drive to help us deliver the power that energizes our community! In addition to a robust benefits package including things like a 401(k) […]

LCEC provides four local organizations with Environmental Funding Awards

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

LCEC is pleased to announce that it will provide Environmental Funding Awards to four local organizations whose mission centers around protecting our environment and the wildlife that inhabit it. Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife (CCFW) will receive $2,000 to support the annual Burrowing Owl Festival and the creation of a calendar from which all proceeds […]

September is National Preparedness Month

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The purpose of National Preparedness Month is to remind everyone to prepare now, and throughout the year, for emergencies that can affect how you live, work and play. FEMA initiated this annual campaign in 2003 to educate and empower people to know what to do in the event of any type of emergency from natural […]

LCEC electric rates are fifth lowest in Florida!

Friday, September 9th, 2016

LCEC is pleased to announce that our electric rates are the fifth lowest amongst electric providers in the state of Florida as of July, 2016. These recent industry benchmarks reflect LCEC’s operating expenses per kWh sold as being in the lowest quartile nationwide, and lowest amongst comparable cooperatives in the state. “We are very pleased […]

Energy Tools to Help Tackle Your Electric Usage

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Looking to save money on your electric bill, you are in luck! LCEC is proud to offer three energy tools which will empower you to take control of your energy consumption. kiloWATCH Track your household energy usage and approximate cost with the online energy tool, kiloWATCH. To get started, visit, register for Account Access, […]

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