Mission & background

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Feb. 1, 1966, Lincoln Electric System was formed and a single utility began providing electric energy in and around Lincoln, Nebraska. In November 1970, Lincoln voters approved formation of a semi-autonomous administrative board of local citizens to oversee operations of the nonprofit, customer-owned utility.

Today, LES services approximately 200 square miles within Lancaster County in Nebraska, comprising the cities of Lincoln, Prairie Home, Waverly, Walton, Cheney, and Emerald. See a map of the service area.

The primary goal of our approximately 500 employees is to provide an adequate and reliable electric supply at the lowest possible cost to our approximately 124,460 residential customers and 17,190 commercial and industrial customers.

Our mission:

LES is a progressive leader, partnering with the community to maximize energy value and quality of life in an environmentally responsible manner.

Our vision:

LES – Striving to be the world’s best energy company.