LCEC – Lee County Electric Cooperative

Click on the Reliability tab below to visit the LCEC Storm Center.

May is National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month

Happy National Electrical Safety Month! LCEC joins the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) this month to help raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. Although May is dedicated to electrical safety on a national level, it is important to be cautious every day when working with or around all things electrical. Below are some tips to help protect you from injury or death from electrical-related home fires and accidents:

-Keep ladders, kites, booms, pool skimmers, and antennas away from overhead power lines.
-Never touch or attempt to move a downed power line.
-Before you dig, call 811 to have utility lines marked. Remember that power lines are underground as well as overhead.
-Never attempt a project that is beyond your skill level. That’s what professionals are for!
-Always turn off power to a circuit that you plan to work on. You can do this at the circuit breaker in the main service panel.
-Always unplug appliances before attempting to work on them.
-Invest in safety items such as gloves, goggles, and hearing protection that is appropriate to the work or electrical tool that you will be using.

In celebration of National Electrical Safety Month 2018, ESFI has launched the fifth installment of its National Electrical Safety Month publication, Electrical Safety Illustrated. This year’s theme of “Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe,” focuses on the importance of the National Electrical Code and its three year cycle. For more information on National Electrical Safety Month, visit For more tips on electrical safety, visit or contact LCEC at 239-656-2300.

NOTICE: You are leaving the LCEC website

By selecting the “Continue” button below you will be leaving the LCEC website and entering a website hosted by another party. Please be advised that you will no longer be subject to, or under the protection of the LCEC website Privacy Policy, and that LCEC is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information on the website. We encourage you to review the privacy policy on the site you are entering before providing any personally identifiable or confidential information.

NOTICIA: Usted está saliendo de la página de internet de LCEC.

Seleccionando el boton “Continuar” ud. estará saliendo de la página de internet de LCEC e ingresará a una página de internet acogida por una compañia tercera. Por favor note que ud. no estará sujeto a o bajo la protección y reglas de privacidad de la página de internet de LCEC. LCEC no es responsable por el contenido y veracidad de la información en la página de internet. Antes de proceder y proveer cualquier información personal o confidencial, le sugerimos que revise las reglas de privacidad en el sitio de internet al que ud. está ingresando.