LES’ 2022 Annual Report reflects the past year’s achievements and our commitment to the community. A year of exciting public engagement and innovation.
Coming out of a pandemic highlighted the resiliency of our community, employees and utility. The past year tested our strength in continuing to deliver clean, affordable energy to customer-owners while facing supply chain shortages, increases in material costs and unpredictable climate conditions that continued to push our system demand.
LES used these challenges as an opportunity to further demonstrate our innovation and industry collaboration. LES worked with public and private partners across the nation, from hosting a statewide training on cybersecurity best practices to developing new technology to help mitigate material shortages. LES employees proved their resiliency and welcomed these challenges with creativity and safety in mind.
LES completed its 2022 Integrated Resource Plan — the first IRP guided by our decarbonization goal. With public involvement, the action plan includes starting the process to develop a "utility-scale" solar resource, a battery storage pilot, expanding solar capability in LES’ community microgrid, and the continuation of LES’ Sustainable Energy Program, as well as new product offerings for customers.
For the first time in two years, LES could engage with customers again at exciting public events, including college career fairs, classroom visits, Energy Nights at Zoo Lights and more.
Scroll down to learn about the impact we made in our community, with our customers and in the industry in 2022.