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 55 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.

For only $2.99* a day, we power your moments — big and small

Life is full of memorable moments. You may not see us, but we are here, powering the moments that matter. Dreams made sweeter by nightlight, laughter around the dinner table, the smells of freshly baked cookies and coffee brewing, 10 more minutes of basketball under the lights. All for only $2.99 a day.


*Average residential all-in price x average residential daily energy use

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LES decarbonization goal

Over the last decade-plus, LES has increased renewable energy production from the equivalent of 9% of retail sales in 2010 to 45% in 2022*, simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions by 36% over the same period.

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. 

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*LES is selling the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) associated with its applicable resources and the renewable attributes are transferred to the REC recipient.

Decarbonization goal graphic stating net zero carbon monoxide production by 2040

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