// LES asks customers to conserve energy

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System asks customers to take steps to conserve energy due to current and future low temperatures that cause increased electricity and natural gas usage. The higher usage is creating extremely high wholesale electricity and natural gas prices. These factors, along with reduced output from wind in the region to provide renewable energy, have prompted the utility to ask residential and business customers to take measures to reduce energy use.

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// 2021 funds available from LES’ Sustainable Energy Program

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System’s Sustainable Energy Program is returning in 2021 with $1.25 million in incentive funds. Established in 2009, LES’ Sustainable Energy Program, or SEP, offers these incentives to encourage LES customers to utilize energy-efficient equipment, helping to manage electricity demand for the entire service territory.

“Collaborating with customers to manage demand and energy is an environmentally responsible and cost-effective venture,” said Marc Shkolnick, LES manager of energy services. “Customers participating in our...

// LES gives EV update for Drive Electric Week Sept. 26-Oct. 4

LINCOLN — Drive Electric Week Sept. 26-Oct. 4 is an annual event to highlight the climate, clean air and cost savings benefits provided by electric vehicles. Beginning in 2011, this year marks the national event’s 10th Anniversary. It has grown from celebrations in 29 cities across the country in 2011 to over 300 individual events in 2019.

In recognition of Drive Electric Week, Lincoln Electric System is offering customers an update on the current state of EVs...

// LES announces 2020 Sustainable Energy Program incentives

LINCOLN—Lincoln Electric System’s Sustainable Energy Program is returning in 2020 with $1.75 million in incentive funds. These incentives are offered to LES customers to encourage upgrading to the most energy efficient equipment.

“By participating in the program, customers help reduce the need for LES to purchase more expensive power during the summer months and delays the need for new power generation to be built,” said Marc Shkolnick, LES manager of energy services. “This is good...


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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)