about-us-community-responsibility

Community responsiblity is part of business

(Aug. 26, 2016) — LCEC began in 1940 when no other utility would serve parts of Southwest Florida. Local residents rallied around community leaders in North Fort Myers to form an electric cooperative that would serve members. The goal was to energize the community, not just with electricity, but also by helping with economic development, building the workforce and enhancing …

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High ratings and still striving to improve

Customer surveys show that our customers are pleased with the service we provide. LCEC consistently scores high ratings on daily, weekly and monthly surveys and J.D. Power quarterly surveys. But that’s not enough for us. At LCEC, we are constantly striving to improve all aspects of our business – whether it is reliability, customer service, technology, safety or financial performance. …

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Energizing the community

(Aug. 11, 2016) — LCEC is not just an energy provider. That is at the core of our business and our focus is on delivering reliable power and quality service at the lowest reasonable price. But we are also dedicated to energizing the community, making sure our communities thrive. As a not-for-profit, we know how important it is to give …

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Electric rates reduced for 5th time in 3 years

(Aug. 9, 2016) — Last month LCEC electric rates fell for the fifth time in the last three years, thanks to a rate reduction approved by the LCEC Board of Trustees. For members, that means electric rates are far below state and national averages. The LCEC residential electric rate for 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) fell to $102.50, a drop of almost …

Franchise agreement discussions underway

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 cities/counties choose not to …