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Tree Pickup

Hello Lakeland Electric Customers, 

Our trees were scheduled for delivery on Friday, October 7th. Due to Hurricane Matthew heading towards Polk County, we have decided to proceed cautiously and cancel that delivery.  

So, the event scheduled for Saturday, October 8th will be moved to the following weekend. 

If you have a tree reserved, you may pick up your tree on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 between 9 am and 3 pm at the Lakeland Electric Training Facility (2727 Centurion Drive, Lakeland, FL 33805). 

Make sure you bring a copy of your bill when you pick up your tree. If you’re unable to pick up your tree personally on October 15th, you are allowed to send a friend or family member with a copy of your bill to pick it up on your behalf. 

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding during this time!



utility pole construction

 LAKELAND, FL (Feb 8, 2016)

Lakeland Electric will be replacing utility poles along three roads in three phases.

Phase One will start at the substation on Glendale Street to New Jersey Road.

Phase Two will continue on New Jersey Road from Glendale Street to Edgewood Drive. 

*Phase One and Two construction should be completed between March 2016 to May 2016.*

Phase Three will start on Edgewood Drive from South Florida Avenue to New Jersey Road to accommodate the school schedule at Cleveland Court Elementary School. 

*Phase Three construction should be completed between June 2016 to December 2016.*

For more info on this project, see the flier.

We DO NOT collect money in the field

Wallet Wire Scam

 LAKELAND, FL (Dec 31, 2015)

On Wednesday, December 30th, a Lakeland Electric customer advised our Call Center of a new scam. A person claiming to work for Lakeland Electric called the customer on the telephone and advised them Lakeland Electric would arrive at their business soon to turn off the electricity. The unknown caller then stated the customer should pay cash to the Lakeland Electric employees when they arrived so their electricity would not be cut off. This is a scam. Lakeland Electric will never call our customers and tell them to pay an LE employee cash at their home or place of business. We DO NOT collect money in the field. Please be advised.

So unless you want to fork over a chunk of change to a complete stranger, we recommend reviewing the following tips:

If you receive a suspicious email from your utility...

  • Do not click on any of the links.
  • Do not open any attachments.
  • Do not reply to the email.
  • Delete the email as soon as possible and contact your utility's customer service line directly.

If you receive a strange phone call from your utility...

  • Ask for the person to recite your account number, the name on the account, and your address back to you. If he is unable to confirm your information, hang up and contact your utility's customer service line.
  • Never provide personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call.
  • In most cases, utilities will never contact their customers looking for credit card numbers,
    bank account numbers, or any other personal financial information over the phone.

If a stranger shows up to your house claiming he's with your utility...

  • Do not open the door for someone you do not recognize.
  • Look for identification through the window, such as a company ID badge that displays the name, photo, and ID number of that person.
    Most employees will also be wearing a uniform and driving a company vehicle with its logo clearly displayed.
  • Most utilities will never ask for payment at the time of service.
  • Know that even if you are past-due on your bills, your utility will send you notifications in writing before services are cut off.
  • If a real meter reader or service technician must enter your home, your utility will provide you with advanced notice of their arrival.
  •  If you experience suspicious activity at your home, notify the police as soon as possible.

It is important to demonstrate good judgment when dealing with your personal information.
Scammers are always coming up with new ways to trick you, but if you remember these tips, you'll be able to protect yourself and your family.

Ref.: YourEnergyBlog

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LAKELAND, FL (September 8, 2015) — Lakeland Electric (LE) has a long history of developing solar projects in the community. It started in 1994 when LE launched a solar street light project and continues today with the recent completion of the Bella Vista Solar Farm in Northwest Lakeland. And, by the beginning of 2016, two more solar farms will be built in Lakeland. --- one on East Main Street near Combee Road and Reynolds Road and the second on Medulla Road by the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

This means by the beginning of 2016, LE will have a total of six solar locations generating over 20 megawatts of power --- that is enough to power 7000 houses when the sun is shining on a
summer day! ‪#‎PublicPower ‪#‎BuildingStrongerCommunities.



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