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 …

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 …

Negotiations with the City Reach Impasse Again

Despite numerous concessions to the City, it appears negotiations on a new electric service franchise agreement are at a standstill once again. Having reached an impasse, LCEC presented a final franchise agreement proposal for review by the City Council, outlining the numerous concessions made to accommodate City positions. This includes reinstating a purchase option not found in any other LCEC …

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Electric rates reduced more than 10% since 2014!

Electricity is something that no one wants to live without. It provides so many things that make life easier – food, shelter, clothing, light, air conditioning, and entertainment. When customers pay that monthly bill it is rare that they consider all the things electricity makes possible. LCEC works hard to make sure customers are receiving a good value. While most costs …

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LCEC member service first priority

As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, LCEC delivers energy to customers at the cost of service, which is just one part of our long-held belief of LCEC member service first philosophy. This business model is different from investor-owned utilities that typically share profits with investors globally, or municipal utilities that use revenues to fund other projects and programs. For 77 years …

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LCEC members get the ‘credit’ they deserve

Electric cooperatives operate at cost, they are not in business to make a profit. So any excess revenues, called margins, are returned to LCEC members in the form of capital credits. There are two ways that LCEC finances long-term investments in utility infrastructure: debt and equity. Debt is borrowed from outside sources such as banks. Equity is money invested by …