Delivering clean, emission-free solar energy every day!

The power that LCEC delivers to customers is generated through a mix of solar, clean-burning natural gas, emission-free nuclear, and very little coal. Although LCEC doesn’t generate power, the electric distribution cooperative collaborates with one of the largest utilities in the state that is generating more and more power through solar. LCEC selected its power supplier to ensure the power …

Stable rates for nine years in a row!

LCEC electric rates will not increase again in 2018. LCEC rates remain among the lowest in Florida. By streamlining processes, exploring new technology, and performing ongoing maintenance and analysis on the system employees have been able to respond to customer needs and deliver reliable power at competitive rates. LCEC has been focused on this mission since 1940, and is proud …

By the members, for the members

A Board of Trustees, elected by the members, governs LCEC. As members themselves, they work to ensure quality service and reliable electricity at competitive rates for the members. Board members serve the membership as a whole and represent all geographic areas. They make decisions and set policies in the best interest of all members. At the same time, Trustees must …

Why not put all the lines underground?

According to Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, burying lines is not a magic bullet for hurricane preparedness. Floodwaters could slow down restoration of underground infrastructure. Although tree branches do not affect buried lines, tree roots do. Uprooted trees throughout the LCEC service territory ripped lines out of the ground during …

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$4 Million back in the pockets of members

LCEC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative. Each year, the Board of Trustees considers an equity retirement. In 2016, LCEC was able to maintain a sufficient financial position, and in 2017, a retirement of $4 million in equity was made to current and inactive customers. Active and inactive customers received a check or a credit on their account. Active customers receiving …

Environmental awards help strike a delicate balance

LCEC recently awarded Environmental Funding Awards to five local organizations whose mission centers around protecting the environment and the wildlife that inhabit it through education and action. These funding awards are just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment. These award winners include the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, the regional Monofilament …