Power restoration after Hurricane Irma – our only job was to get the lights back on!

Nearly two-thirds of all electric customers in Florida were without power by the time Hurricane Irma left the state. After a disastrous weather event, utility companies such as LCEC are faced not only with restoration, but also with rebuilding portions of the electric grid that have been destroyed. Many LCEC customers never lost power and the thousands that did were …

LCEC Prepares for Hurricane Irma

LCEC’s preparation begins long before a hurricane threatens to make landfall in Southwest Florida. To ensure LCEC has the resources needed for restoration, the organization cultivates relationships with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies for back-up resources. In addition, LCEC’s more than 375 employees play a critical role in …