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LES commercial/industrial rates are some of the lowest around. In fact, your business saves thousands of dollars a year on electricity costs compared to the rest of the country — savings that go straight to your bottom line.
LES’ balanced mix of efficient energy sources, low operating costs and high availability at power plants supplying electricity to Lincoln help to keep energy costs low. These created savings are passed on to our customers in the form of low rates.
Interested in harnessing the sun or wind to power your home or business? Whether you want to supplement the electricity we provide to you or adopt a greener lifestyle, LES can help you along the path to generating your own renewable energy.
Net metering is a billing arrangement where residential and business customers who produce their own energy from renewable sources can get a credit on their electric bills for extra energy that flows back into our distribution system. We measure the electricity you generate from solar panels, a wind turbine or other renewable generators by a special meter that measures both the electricity you use and the electricity you produce.
The energy you generate is used to offset an equal amount of power supplied by LES in the billing period. Energy produced in excess of your need (or net kilowatt-hours) is credited to your bill at a renewable rate based on our residential retail energy rate. We will net meter generators up to 25 kilowatts.
LES’ renewable generation rate is a billing arrangement where customers sell energy to LES from renewable generators of up to 100 kilowatts. The same types of generators that qualify for net metering also qualify for this renewable generation rate. All energy produced by these generators will be purchased at the renewable rate.
Cogeneration, also known as combined heat and power, represents a proven, cost-effective and clean solution for delivering electricity, heating and cooling. Cogeneration captures heat lost during the production of electricity and converts it into useful thermal energy, typically in the form of steam or hot water.
In addition to payments from LES, low Nebraska Energy Office loan rates and annual renewable energy tax credits of up to 30 percent of the installation cost through 2016, can help support renewable energy project costs for LES customers.
When you choose customer-owned generation for your business, you’re supporting clean energy from renewable sources like wind and sun.