Residential Rates

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We believe in delivering more for less.

One of the biggest rewards for an LES customer/owner is low rates. LES is one of the most efficient electric utilities in the country, so you enjoy some of the lowest electric rates around. Compared to most U.S. residents, you save hundreds — sometimes thousands — of dollars a year on electricity.

Learn how LES electric rates are determined.
 

LES’ overall rates are the 11th lowest in the country and among the lowest in the region. Many factors drive the cost of providing electricity to our customers, including the cost to generate and deliver it.

National rate study

LES’ overall rates are the 8th lowest in the country, according to the nationwide study of 100 cities and their rates Jan. 1, 2018.
Rates Study Results Compare rates by state

Residential rates were ranked the 6th lowest, which means LES customer/owners save hundreds of dollars a year compared to most of the cities surveyed.

The study ranked LES’ commercial rates the 15th lowest in the country. Businesses located in Lincoln save thousands of dollars a year on energy costs.

Regionally, compared to seven other cities, LES’ rates are lowest in five of 12 categories. Cities in the regional comparison include…

  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Kansas City, Kansas
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Des Moines, Iowa

Average residential bill by state
(The state averages only reflect cities included in the LES national rate study.)

Average commercial/industrial bill by state
(The state averages only reflect cities included in the LES national rate study.)

Regional utility bill comparison

A comparison of LES electric bills with bills from utilities in other Nebraska cities and in neighboring states reveals LES bills are among the lowest in the region.

Regional bill comparison

Best in the Big Ten

For the third year in a row, Lincoln boasts the lowest average bill of all Big Ten college towns.

Big Ten electric power ranking