Best in the Big Ten

For the third year in a row, Lincoln boasts the lowest average bill of all Big Ten college towns.

We crunched the numbers and found that football fans in Lincoln — just as they did in 2016 and 2017 — are paying less for electricity than all their counterparts across the Big Ten!

Less than rivals in Columbus, Ohio. Less than rivals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Less than rivals in Madison, Wisconsin. Less than… well, you get the point.

That makes us the 2018 Big Ten Electric Champions. Because when you save, we win.

Graphic showing 2018 Big Ten electric power ranking

Based on annualized, typical data for a 1,000-kWh residential bill from Edison Electric Institute or calculated from published rate schedules as of Jan. 1, 2018

Millions saved

Lincoln is the only Big Ten college town where you’ll find a residential bill that averages less than $100 per month in 2018. Having the lowest bill in the conference means more savings for every customer and our entire community — over 12 months, the Lincoln area spends $53 million less for electricity because LES’ residential bill is 27 percent lower than the Big Ten average.

Learn where every cent of your bill goes.

Nationally known

We power the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s hometown and the surrounding area with energy that isn’t just the best in the Big Ten — it’s among the most affordable in the nation. In our 2018 National Rate Study of 100 utilities nationwide, LES’ rates were eighth lowest overall, ranking sixth for residential rates and 15th for commercial.

Dig into our rate study.

Public power

With a locally owned, locally controlled power company, you’ll always get the best bang for your buck.

LES is a not-for-profit utility, meaning that every cent you pay for electricity goes toward delivering reliable power at the lowest possible rate. Plus, we’re local people serving local people, and that keeps more money in the local economy.

Learn about who we are, what we do and why it matters.