FAQ

LES has a Continuity of Operations Plan that covers many different emergency situations, including a pandemic. With this in mind, COVID-19 should not impact your electric service. LES is prepared and maintains our commitment to providing safe and reliable power.

Please see the FAQ below for answers to questions you may have.

A letter from Kevin Wailes, LES CEO

"With uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, I want to assure you that LES is prepared. I have every confidence in the ability of our people and our technology ..." Read the letter from Kevin Wailes.

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Where do I pay my bill?

  • LES' business lobby is closed until further notice.

    As a precautionary measure to protect the safety of our customers and employees, we will be executing social distancing. What is social distancing? It is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease by limiting large groups of people coming together and overall contact. 
     
  • Pay online or over the phone by calling 844-706-7689. You will need your nine-digit account number, mailing address, ZIP code and method of payment (Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, checking or savings account).
     
  • Mail your check or money order and bill stub to: LES / PO Box 2986 / Omaha, NE 68103-2986 
     
  • Pay cash at select retailers

An EZ-Payslip and mobile phone are required to pay cash at CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General and Family Dollar in Lincoln.

ATTENTION: YOU MUST FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW IN ORDER TO PAY YOUR LES BILL AT THESE RETAILERS.

From your mobile phone ...

  • Click the EZ-PAY square at the bottom of LES' bill-payment page.
  • Click the One-time Payment button.
  • Enter your LES account number and ZIP code.
  • Click Next and then follow the screen prompts.
     
  • Put your bill into one of these drop boxes:
  • LES Walter A. Canney Service Center / 2620 Fairfield St. (27th & Fairfield)
  • LES business office / 1040 O St. (11th & O) / Northeast side of the building

What happens if I can’t pay my bill?

What happens if I experience a power outage? 

  • If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
  • If your neighbors still have power, check fuses and circuit breakers.
  • Call LES PowerLine at 1-888-365-2412 or report an outage online
  • Sit tight, be safe and wait for LES.

Learn more about reporting an outage and view the outage map.

What to do if you have special needs and your power is out (see No. 2).

If my power goes out, what's LES' plan for getting it back on?

When it comes to providing reliable electricity, LES’ track record is one of the best in the country. Should an outage occur, though, LES' line crews work hard to restore service as quickly as possible.

LES’ method is to restore power to the greatest number of customers in the shortest amount of time. However, restoring power after a major outage is complex and often dangerous work, especially during adverse weather conditions. At times, it may be distressing when crews bypass your home or business while looking for damage to lines that will restore power to larger areas; this is necessary when thousands of customers may be affected.

Does LES ask for payment in person at my home? Does LES call me to request payment?

LES does not collect payments from customers in person at their homes or businesses, nor do we call customers requesting immediate payment, especially via prepaid cards. LES uses final notices on bills for delinquent accounts and door hangers for service terminations. Never give your financial or account information to someone who calls or emails you. LES will only ask for that information to confirm your information when you call us at 402-475-4211.

Here are some tactics to look out for that scammers have attempted on customers in the past:

  • Claiming customers owe money for meters or other equipment that needs replaced or repaired.
  • Using automated, “robo,” calls and asking customers to call back to make a payment.
  • Using high-pressure tactics including threatening disconnection of service unless a payment is made.
  • Calling before, during and after high-profile storms in areas that experienced storm-related outages.
  • Spoofing LES’ phone number.
  • Showing up at customer homes or businesses demanding money or prepaid cards.

If you think you’ve been contacted by a scammer, do not give them any information and call the attorney general’s office right away. If you did provide information, please call the police department’s nonemergency telephone number to report it.