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Keeping your cool without heating up your electric bill

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Southwest Florida’s steamy subtropical summers cause the nation’s highest average annual air conditioning use. In fact, air conditioning accounts for approximately half of most average monthly utility bills. So is there a way to really keep cool in SWFL during summertime without cranking down the AC? Below are some ways to keep cool without breaking [...]

LCEC PR Team Honored at FPRA Golden Image Awards

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The LCEC Public Relations Team proudly accepted two awards during the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Golden Image Awards banquet held in Palm Harbor, Florida on August 9, 2016. The awards included an: –Award of Distinction for LCEC’s television commercial campaign which featured over 20 employees telling the LCEC story. –Award of Distinction for the [...]

Is your emergency kit ready?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

We all prepare for storm season, but what about the rest of the year? An emergency kit can come in handy year-round for instances such as a disaster or even a simple power outage. Creating an emergency kit is simple and can make all the difference in a time of need. According to FEMA, these [...]

LCEC Fitness Path Named

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

LCEC is honored to announce that the fitness path on the LCEC main campus in North Fort Myers has been officially named the Kenneth Kelly Path to Wellness. LCEC Board of Trustee member Kenneth Kelly passed away on June 12, 2016. Mr. Kelly served as a member of the Board of Trustees of LCEC with [...]

LCEC Electric Toasters Club Honored as SWFL Toastmaster Club of the Year

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

LCEC is pleased to announce that its onsite Toastmasters International Club, the LCEC Electric Toasters Club #5701, has been named the “Southwest Florida’s Club of the Year” for 2015/2016. The LCEC Electric Toasters Club will be honored at the 2016 Southwest Florida Toastmasters Celebration this Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers [...]

Florida is Lightning Capitol of the U.S.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Florida is the lightning capitol of the United States. According to the NOAA, 33 people were killed and 234 injured annually during the period of 2004-2013. Although an average of 10 percent of those who suffer lightning strikes die, the remaining 90 percent often deal from long-term, serious symptoms. The Weather Channel reports that: • [...]

Preparation is key when power outages occur

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

We are in the midst of storm season which brings with it a lot of unpredictable weather. Although LCEC works around the clock to keep the lights on even in the worst of conditions, it is wise to be prepared in the event of a power outage. Below is a list of things to help [...]

Care for your air conditioner and it will take care of you!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

As temperatures continue to increase this summer so does our appreciation for air conditioning. To keep your AC running efficiently this summer without heating up your electric bill, follow these simple tips: Call a professional: Have your AC unit serviced annually by a reputable HVAC professional. Tune-ups usually cost anywhere from $70 to $100. Clean [...]

LCEC Employees “Pay It Forward” for Their Favorite Charities

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

LCEC employees proudly volunteer thousands of hours a year in our community. From coaching little league to packing meals at the soup kitchen to mentoring local at-risk students, our employees give of their time and their hearts to help others. In an effort to support their passion for philanthropy, LCEC designed the Pay It Forward [...]

LCEC TO REDUCE ELECTRIC RATES FOR THE FIFTH TIME IN THREE YEARS

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Electric Rates Far Below State and National Averages Beginning July 1, LCEC electric rates will fall for the fifth time in the last three years, thanks to a rate reduction approved this morning by the LCEC Board of Trustees. The residential rate for 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) will fall to $102.50, a drop of almost nine [...]