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 not-for-profit, customer-owned utility.

For over 50 years, LES employees have been proud to power the many homes, businesses and governmental properties throughout Lincoln and the surrounding area. As one of the nation’s most efficient electric utilities, our approximately 500 employees are committed to keeping electricity safe, reliable and at the lowest possible cost.

You may not think of us every day, but we think of you.

Core values
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.

Our diversity, equity & inclusion journey

The LES Board and employees are committed to continuing our journey to be diverse and inclusive. We will strive to ensure that all who work at, or with, LES feel individually valued, safe and encouraged. We are committed to a work environment that allows for acceptance for all and to continue our commitment to be a positive influence in the community.

LES decarbonization goal

Over the last decade, LES has increased renewable energy production from the equivalent of 9% of retail sales in 2010 to 49% in 2020, simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions by 53% and the carbon intensity of its energy produced by 45% from 2010-2020.

In 2020, LES’ Administrative Board passed a resolution to mitigate the utility’s reliance on fossil fuels by establishing a goal to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide production from its generation portfolio by 2040. 

More about LES' decarbonization goal

Decarbonization goal graphic stating net zero carbon monoxide production by 2040

Recent stories

LINCOLN — Zoo Lights Powered by LES is back for 2021 with one of the Midwest's largest 100% LED light shows. This annual holiday event...

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LINCOLN — This summer, LES Peak Rewards participants helped LES reduce peak summer demand by approximately 4 megawatts. This was accomplished through 15 events that...

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System is celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 3-9, along with more than 2,000 other not-for-profit, customer-owned electric utilities across the country...

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