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Community pedal power

While the main focus for LCEC is delivering reliable electricity and quality service at the most reasonably possible price, the electric cooperative also has the power to be community minded — and supporting community pedal power initiatives. As an electric cooperative, energizing the community has a much broader meaning. Members of the governing body, the LCEC Board of Trustees, belong …

The making of a franchise agreement

(July 26, 2016) — With franchise agreement discussions now underway, we thought it would be helpful to provide general information about common elements found in negotiated franchise agreements. A franchise agreement is simply a contract between a utility and a governmental body for the use of rights of way. A franchise agreement is not required for electric services and many …

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Protecting Florida’s priceless resources

(July 21, 2016) — Protecting and preserving Florida natural resources, including water, urban and rural lands, vegetation, animals and birds is sometimes a challenge for an electric utility. It is a priceless endeavor that LCEC understands and takes seriously. LCEC partners with local experts and customers to help balance the need for electricity with the needs of the environment. Support …

LCEC keeps rates competitive and affordable

(July 19, 2016) — When LCEC was established as an electric distribution cooperative in 1940, energy wasn’t as critical as it is in the 21st century. Back then, electricity was considered a luxury. Today, LCEC keeps rates competitive because nearly everything we do in our everyday lives depends on reliable electricity. Although the cost of living continues to increase, LCEC …

Cooperative membership benefits

LCEC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative, a business that revolves around delivering electricity and a focus on serving customers’ interests in the most cost-effective manner. That’s just the start of electric cooperative membership benefits. LCEC revenues in excess of expenses are used for long-term financing. Patronage capital credits are allocated annually and can be returned in the form of equity …

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Electric franchise agreements: What are they?

(July 7, 2016) — We wrote recently in this LCEC blog about electric franchise agreements and what they are designed to accomplish. There is often confusion between a franchise agreement and what are known as service territory agreements. Misperceptions sometimes surface when franchise agreements are up for review. A common misperception in any electric franchise discussion is that electric franchise agreements …