// Experience Energy Nights at Zoo Lights Powered by LES

LINCOLN — The Lincoln Children’s Zoo, in partnership with Lincoln Electric System, has once again been transformed into one of the largest energy-efficient light shows in the Midwest. Zoo Lights Powered by LES features many holiday favorites, including multiple light shows choreographed to holiday music, hanging vine lights, over 30 lit animal silhouettes, electric train rides, a brand new 140-foot-long cathedral light tunnel and more. Guests can also get their picture taken with LES’ nutcracker...

// LES recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

SAN ANTONIO — Lincoln Electric System has earned a Smart Energy Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for the third time since the designation was created in 2019. Being a Smart Energy Provider, a title lasting two years, demonstrates a public power utility’s success in four key disciplines: smarter energy program structure, energy efficiency and distributed energy programs, environmental and sustainability initiatives, and customer-owned experience. 

LES received the designation Nov. 14 during the...

// LES participates in North America's largest grid security exercise

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System participated in GridEx VII, North America's largest grid security exercise, Nov. 14-15. Facilitated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), this biennial exercise offers complex attack scenarios designed to push the limits of even the most prepared participants to help prepare responses to contemporary threats and security issues.

Since 2011, GridEx has provided utilities and government stakeholders the opportunity to improve industry...

// LES encourages customers to stay alert for scams

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System is asking customers to stay alert for scammers. Reports of scams in the LES service area are more common during the last quarter of the year.

“During the holidays, consumers are online more to shop, and scammers are quick to take advantage of that,” said Lisa Hale, LES vice president of Customer Services. “Pay attention to who is sending you emails or texts, and don’t click on links unless you...

// LES Board approves Emeka Anyanwu as CEO; mayor, Lincoln City Council must approve next

LINCOLN — Emeka Anyanwu, Energy Innovation & Resources officer at Seattle City Light, was confirmed Oct. 20, 2023, as the next CEO of Lincoln Electric System. The Lincoln City Council and Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird also must approve his appointment. If he is approved by both, Anyanwu’s start date is Jan. 2, 2024. His salary was set at $610,000.

“We are very happy with the employment agreement we have negotiated with Emeka,” said LES Administrative...


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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)