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.

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 42% and the carbon intensity of its energy produced by 38% from 2010-2019.

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

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