Residential Rates

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We believe in delivering more for less.

One of the biggest rewards for an LES customer/owner is low rates. LES is one of the most efficient electric utilities in the country, so you enjoy some of the lowest electric rates around. Compared to most U.S. residents, you save hundreds — sometimes thousands — of dollars a year on electricity.

Learn how LES electric rates are determined.
 

Residential Service

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

01 (Standard) & 03 (with Electric Heating)

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To single family residences and individually metered apartments.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Single-phase, or three-phase if available, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations. Plus, for BILLING PERIODS less than 27 days, on the CUSTOMER’S first and final BILLS, a per day credit times the difference between 30 and the actual number of days in the BILLING PERIOD.

BILLING PERIOD: Bills are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charges on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

Residential Service – 01 & 03SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$5.00$5.00
Facilities Level 1 Charge $/BILL$15.00$15.00
   Less than 27-day billing period credit Level 1 $/day (first & final bills)$0.50$0.50
Facilities Level 2 Charge $/BILL$21.50$21.50
   Less than 27-day billing period credit Level 2 $/day (first & final bills)$0.72$0.72
Facilities Level 3 Charge $/BILL$33.75$33.75
   Less than 27-day billing period credit Level 3 $/day (first & final bills)$1.13$1.13
Facilities Charge Three Phase $/BILL$45.00$45.00
   Less than 27 day billing period credit Three Phase $/day (first & final bills)$1.50$1.50
Energy Charge $/kWh$0.0858$0.0586

FACILITIES LEVEL: Facilities Charges are based on average monthly energy during the twelve-month period of Dec. 1 through Nov. 30. LES will assign CUSTOMERS to the applicable Facilities Level. Newly constructed single family dwelling services, with no prior energy usage history, will initially be assigned to Level 2. Newly constructed multi-family dwelling services, with no prior energy usage history, will initially be assigned to Level 1. Levels are reviewed and changed as necessary each Jan. 1. Exceptions to the below thresholds for Facilities Level assignments will only be made in rare instances and with the approval of LES.

Level 1 – Average monthly energy less than 800 kWh

Level 2 – Average monthly energy 800 kWh to 1,500 kWh

Level 3 – Average monthly energy greater than 1,500 kWh

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC HEATING WITH SECOND METER: Existing residential CUSTOMERS, where service has been provided for electric heating purposes only and is metered on a separate circuit, shall have energy use from these two services combined into one BILL. This type of electric heating service is only available to existing services and is not available for application to new service requests.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Security Lighting

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER, to light an area of an existing meter service location agreeable to LES, for which LES-owned lamps with photocell dusk-to-dawn control will be installed on LES poles.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Single-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, 120 volts, two wire, nonmetered.

BILL: Applicable Security Lighting and Festoon Outlet Charges + Riders added on to the BILL of an existing metered account + Service Fees (if applicable) + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the Schedule in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: Nonmetered services BILLING PERIODS are based on a monthly schedule set by LES.

RATE:

Poles and Secondaries: Additional charges per BILLING PERIOD for poles and/or secondaries installed prior to Jan. 1, 1979, for the operation of the lamp(s). Subsequent to Jan. 1, 1979, LES discontinued pole installations. LES will maintain existing installations of poles and overhead/underground secondary. No poles or underground secondary will be installed for new installations.

Festoons: Outlets mounted on street light poles as per Festoon Outlet Guidelines. For 120 V, 2 amp breaker.

Security Lighting – 20
Security Lighting Charge $/lamp/BILLING PERIOD
  Mercury Vapor 175 Watt*$14.33
  Mercury Vapor 250 Watt*$16.35
  Mercury Vapor 400 Watt*$20.40
  Mercury Vapor 1,000 Watt*$35.70
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 70 Watt*$15.00
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 150 Watt*$15.80
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 250 Watt$18.00
  Metal Halide 400 Watt$21.20
  LED Small$12.62
  LED Medium$13.40
  LED Large$21.32
Pole$2.75
Overhead secondary span up to 150 feet$1.35
Underground secondary$3.00
Festoon Photocell Outlet ($/outlet)$0.97
Festoon Continuous Outlet ($/lamp)$2.69
*Only for existing installations – no new installations of these luminaires. Damaged or failed luminaires, beyond field repair, will be replaced with LED luminaires.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. Existing poles which have been provided prior to Jan. 1, 1979, and replacement of such poles, shall not be used for any purposes other than the mounting of LES-owned security lamps.
  4. All costs related to the installation of a Festoon Outlet will be paid by the CUSTOMER prior to installation. Installations will be made where feasible as determined by LES' Energy Delivery Division.
  5. For Festoon Outlets, the CUSTOMER taking service shall indemnify, protect and save harmless LES and its officers, agents and employees, from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, liabilities, loss or damages, which may arise out of or be caused by erection, maintenance, presence, use or removal of their equipment.
  6. Temporarily disconnected security lighting (at the CUSTOMER'S request), which is reconnected at a later date, will be subject to LES Service Fees and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations. Lighting installations disconnected for more than 90 consecutive days shall be removed by LES. 

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Renewable Net Metering Policy & Pricing

Service Fees

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER taking service from LES.

CUSTOMER SERVICE FEES:

  • New Service Fee: $25
    Applicable to every new account, move, transfer, etc., upon the request for service initiation. (Excluding accounts managed under Landlord’s Agreement.)
  • Late Payment Fee: 3.0 percent of Past Due Amount
    Applicable to all accounts for amounts not paid by the due date on or after the first business day past the due date.
  • Disconnection Charge for Nonpayment:
    Applicable to delinquent accounts.
    • $65 – Basic disconnection.
    • $110 – Meter technician disconnection.
    • $190 – Line crew disconnection.
  • Returned Payment Fee: $30
    Applicable to accounts when a CUSTOMER'S payment is returned to LES from a banking institution.
  • Inaccessible Meter Fee: $75
    Applicable when an attempt by LES to read, service or access a METER is unsuccessful.
  • Mislabeled Meter Sockets or Cross Wiring Fee: $55/hour/employee
    Applicable when LES is required to correct property-owner's mislabeled meters or cross-wired services.
  • Temporary Meter Fee: $150
    Applicable when a temporary service and meter are required.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.