Community engagement

At LES, our commitment to community goes well beyond providing an adequate, reliable and affordable supply of electricity. In fact, we strive every day to make our community a better place to live, work and go to school.

Integrated Resource Plan

An Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a blueprint developed every five years to help forecast when power resources will be needed, what the optimal resource mix may look like and how LES will bring it together to best serve its ratepayers in the future.

LES is developing a new plan in 2017 and is requesting customer interaction and feedback to help support the process. You can interact with LES by attending one of our upcoming public meetings, emailing your thoughts or requesting LES to come out and engage your group or organization at one of your regular meetings.

Public meeting #1

March 23, 2017
LES Walter A. Canney Service Center (2620 Fairfield St., Lincoln)
6-7 p.m.

LES reviewed the primary decision points expected to come out of the 2017 Integrated Resource Plan, including:

  • A potential 30-year extension of the existing Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) hydro-electric contract.
  • Metrics to use for evaluating demand-side management programs, including related input assumptions.
  • The future of LES’ Sustainable Energy Program and its smart thermostat pilot.

In addition, LES discussed the timeline for the IRP process and analysis completed to date regarding the Sustainable Energy Program and LES’ smart thermostat pilot program, and requested feedback regarding upcoming LES Administrative Board decisions related to Sustainable Energy Program metrics and input assumptions.

Presentations Video

Public meeting #2

June 29, 2017
LES Walter A. Canney Service Center (2620 Fairfield St., Lincoln)
6-7 p.m.

LES reviewed LES Administrative Board decisions regarding the Sustainable Energy Program benefit/cost metrics and related input assumptions, and requested feedback regarding the upcoming analysis of various supply-side and demand-side resource options.

Presentations Video

Public meeting #3

August 24, 2017
LES Walter A. Canney Service Center (2620 Fairfield St., Lincoln)
6-7:30 p.m.

LES reviewed the final draft of the report and the related action plan, which included details on the future of the Western Area Power Administration contract, Sustainable Energy Program and smart thermostat pilot program. The LES Administrative Board subsequently approved the report at its Sept. 15, 2017, meeting.

Final report Presentations Video

Tell us what you think

Please submit any thoughts, comments or questions regarding the Integrated Resource Plan by emailing

Education outreach programs

We offer numerous top-notch programs for schools in our service area, free of charge. LES subject matter experts will take students through fun and informative presentations! All programs are designed with Nebraska state standards in mind.

Click the button below to read about each program and to request a visit to your school.

Education programs


LES believes in the power of giving. That’s why our employees give their time, energy and monetary contributions to a wide variety of important causes in their communities. From food drives and science fairs to community service funds and elementary school outreach, you can find LES employees out improving lives in Nebraska’s communities.

Investing in the community

Through the years, we at LES have supported numerous health and service charities designed to enhance the quality of life in our communities. We’ve also distributed millions of dollars in energy-efficiency incentives, such as our Sustainable Energy Program.

Working with our community to make a difference

  • LES Sustainable Living Festival held July 29, 2017: Festivalgoers enjoyed interactive, family-oriented activities designed to provide information about sustainable living practices. Click here to see what took place!
  • Lincoln Cares Program: Through your bill, you can make a voluntary contribution to Lincoln Cares to help fund city parks and recreation projects, libraries, older-adults programs and more.

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  • LES joined the AMBER Alert System to assist authorities in child abduction cases.

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