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LES celebrates Public Power Week

LINCOLN – Lincoln Electric System is celebrating Public Power Week, an annual event coordinated by the American Public Power Association, Oct. 1-7. LES joins more than 2,000 other public power systems in the U.S. taking the time to reflect on the benefits of public power and recognize how publicly owned utilities provide electricity to the 49 million customers they collectively serve across the country.

Public power utilities like LES serve an important role in the electric utility industry and their communities. Although each public power system is different, all are locally owned, locally governed and share the common goal of providing reliable and safe electricity for their customers at a reasonable price.

“Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity LES provides in our community,” said LES CEO Kevin Wailes. “Public Power puts the people in our service territory first, and this week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of community-owned power to our customers. LES’ service is reliable and safe and we take pride in serving our friends, families and neighbors.”

Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler signed an official declaration that Nebraska’s capital city will be celebrating Public Power Week alongside LES.

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