News

// LES encourages customers to stay alert for scams

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System is asking customers to stay alert for scammers. We have received reports from customers of an uptick in scams. Customers should stay vigilant.

In some instances, scammers may contact customers claiming their meter is expiring and demand immediate payment. Don’t be fooled. LES meters do not expire, and LES does not reach out to customers requesting bank account information.

Keep the following tips in mind:

  • LES will not contact you...
// LES announces market study, $22M payment to local governments 

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System released its Competitive Market Study during its LES Administrative Board meeting May 20. With some of the lowest cost and most reliable electric service in the nation, LES is a strong community partner. Based on 2020 data, LES ranked 15th best out of 87 cities for the lowest average all-in price and 8th best for residential all-in price. LES ranked 7th for the most stable rates over the past 10...

// LES to host public meetings on Integrated Resource Plan

LINCOLN – Lincoln Electric System invites community members to attend a public meeting regarding its upcoming integrated resource planning process. The first of three public meetings will occur April 21, 2022, 6-7 p.m. at the LES Operations Center, 9445 Rokeby Road.

LES develops a new IRP every five years per its contract for hydroelectric power from the Western Area Power Administration. The 2022 study will be LES’ first IRP guided by its new decarbonization goal...

// Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 11

LINCOLN — Lineworkers dedicate their lives to powering local homes and businesses. To honor their commitment, Lincoln Electric System invites area residents to join utilities and Nebraskans across the state in celebrating April 11 as Lineworker Appreciation Day.

“Setting aside a special day for lineworkers allows people a moment to honor those who put it on the line to ensure safe and reliable electric service in our communities every day,” said Paul Crist, vice president...

// Get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week

LINCOLN – Nebraskans are no strangers to severe weather. Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 21-25, serves as an important reminder for our community to be prepared for storms to strike. LES will offer tips to prepare for severe weather and potential storm-related power outages throughout the week through its social media channels and website.

Before the next storm strikes, follow these steps to help ensure you are prepared if the power goes out:

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Notices
Environmental Protection Agency approval for <50 PPM PCB remediation waste disposal

American Public Power Association member utilities, including Lincoln Electric System, received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency in September 2017 to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyl remediation waste generated at secure utility assets with as-found PCB concentrations less than 50 parts per million pursuant to 40 CFR 761.61(c). Links below have disposal location information.

The approval allows the disposal of PCB remediation waste with as-found concentrations of <50 ppm PCBs in non-TSCA approved landfill facilities, including municipal solid waste landfills as defined by Condition 9 of the approval as stated:

"Under these Approvals, PCB Remediation Wastes with as-found concentrations of <50 ppm PCB may be disposed of in any of the following facilities subject to state and local regulations regarding such disposal:

  1. Facilities permitted, licensed, or registered by a state to manage municipal solid waste subject to 40 CFR Part 258
  2. Facilities permitted, licensed, or registered by a state to manage non-municipal non-hazardous waste subject to 40 CFR section 257.5-.257.30, as applicable, with the exception of any such unit that manages liquid wastes including pits, ponds, and lagoons;
  3. Hazardous waste landfills permitted by EPA under section 3004 of RCRA, or by a state authorized under section 3006 of RCRA.”

Environmental Protection Agency risk-based PCB disposal notification (Feb. 6, 2018)

Environmental Protection Agency approval to LES to dispose of PCB remediation waste (Sept. 28, 2017)