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LES receives national award

ORLANDO, Florida — Lincoln Electric System was recognized for its continued excellence as a public power utility with the American Public Power Association’s E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award, receiving it at the association’s national conference June 20, 2017.

The Scattergood Award honors APPA-member systems that have enhanced the prestige of public power utilities through sustained achievement and customer service.

LES is firmly positioned as an industry leader with a 99.99-percent reliability record, and the utility continues to take strides to make sure its power remains dependable. Its mobile meter-reading project upgraded nearly all of the system’s 137,000 analog meters.

In 2016, LES unveiled Nebraska’s largest and first utility-scale solar array, Lincoln’s 5-megawatt community solar facility, and customers can invest in virtual solar panels, receiving credits on their bill. Improvements were also implemented to LES’ rate structure with the goal of incenting energy efficiency and protecting customers sensitive to bill fluctuation.

In the Lincoln community, LES engages elementary students through its Energy Detective Kits, a program that teaches students and their parents about saving energy, reducing water usage and lowering their household bills.

To learn more about Lincoln’s public power utility, visit and follow the utility on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for energy-saving tips.