LCEC – Lee County Electric Cooperative


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Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges

For helpful information regarding your LCEC membership, read the LCEC Customer Guide.

Membership Fee $5.00
Connect, Reconnect, or Transfer Charge
Per metered service.
$30.00
Electric Service Security Deposit The deposit will be equal to twice the average monthly bill with a $200.00 minimum. Click here for additional information about security deposits.
Residential Late Fee
Unpaid as of the past due date.
$10.00
Commercial Late Fee
Unpaid as of the past due date.
8% of the total unpaid charges
Minimum $10.00 charge
Maximum $500.00 charge
Returned Check Charge $25.00
*Returned items of $500.00 or more subject to a charge of 5% of the total amount of the returned item.
Non-Pay Disconnect Charge at the Meter
All accounts disconnected for non-payment must pay the full past-due balance prior to reconnection of service. It may take up to one business day to reconnect after your payment is processed by LCEC.
$50.00
Non-Pay Disconnect Charge at the Pole
If the meter is inaccessible or if there is illegal diversion or meter tampering, the service will be physically disconnected at the pole.
$200.00
Meter Tamper Charge $200.00

  • Plus equipment costs to rectify the account.
  • Plus a charge based upon a reasonable estimate of energy usage.
  • Additionally the customer may be subject to immediate disconnection of service or prosecution under Florida state law.
Illegal Power Diversion 1st Offense $300.00
2nd Offense $400.00
3rd Offense $500.00

  • Plus equipment costs to rectify the account.
  • Plus a charge based upon a reasonable estimate of energy usage.
  • Additionally the customer may be subject to immediate disconnection of service or prosecution under Florida state law.
False Service Call Charge
In the event a customer requests LCEC to visit the location due to disruption of electrical service, and it is determined that LCEC is not responsible for the disruption
or
a customer requests the establishment of service but the location is not ready or suitable for an electrical connection to be established.
$30.00 for meter crew
or
$80.00 for line crew
Streetlight Connection Charge
A service charge to connect a new or existing streetlight/security light.
$200.00
Initial Construction Charge
To construct facilities at a new location.
$200.00
System Infrastructure Charge
A service charge per metered service for the establishment of service at a location that will become permanent.
$250.00
Net Metering Interconnection Application Processing Charge Tier 1 $35.00
Tier 2 up to $1,000.00
Tier 3* $1,000.00
*$2,000.00 interconnection study fee if applicable.
Franchise Fee Based on taxing authority. A fee paid to the city/county for the right to utilize rights of way for the purpose of supplying electric service. All monies collected are paid to the municipality.
Understanding Franchise Fee
Public Service Tax  A tax levied by incorporated municipality. All monies collected are paid to the municipality.
Understanding Public Service Tax
Contribution in Aid of Construction Varies; please see rate tariff or click here for more information.
Engineering and Construction Deposits If applicable; please see
rate tariff.
Underground LCEC-Installed Trench
Residential underground service with trench and conduit installed by LCEC.
$750.00
Underground Customer-Installed Trench
Residential underground service with trench and conduit installed by customer.
$315.00
Customer Charge A monthly fixed charge to cover the costs of the minimum equipment required to provide the customer with connectivity to the electric grid, regardless of energy usage.
County Tax A discretionary sales surtax imposed by individual Florida counties. All monies collected are remitted to the State of Florida. Surtax Facts
Sales Tax A tax levied by the State of Florida. This tax is remitted to the state in accordance with state laws.
Gross Receipts Tax A tax levied by the State of Florida on LCEC total gross receipts and remitted to the State in accordance with applicable laws.
Power Cost Adjustment A charge reflecting the difference between the actual cost of purchased power from the wholesale supplier and the base wholesale cost of power included in the energy charge.
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