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 …

Op-Ed from Dennie Hamilton, LCEC, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer

LCEC is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving 214,000 customers throughout Southwest Florida since 1940. For more than 75 years, Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) has enjoyed strong relationships with its members, business leaders, and local governments. We have negotiated numerous franchise agreements during that time following brief, cordial, and inexpensive discussions. Negotiation of a new agreement in Cape Coral …

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 …

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 …

Our Roots Run Deep

LCEC brought power to parts of Southwest Florida when no other utility would. Back in 1940, other power companies weren’t interested in going outside of the city limits. There was no profit to be made from rural areas. Cooperatives, like LCEC, were established by the people who shared the principles of helping their neighbor and delivering affordable power to those without. …