Lakeland Electric is called a “municipal utility” (also known as a “muni”) and that means that, as a customer of Lakeland Electric, you are also an owner of the utility. As a municipal utility, Lakeland Electric measures our success by how much money stays within Lakeland through low rates and contributions to the city budget, unlike a private power utility whose money goes to stockholders across the country and around the world. A “muni” utility is owned by the city it serves. It exists to provide a public service to the citizens, businesses and industries of the community. Service, not profit, is the utility’s ultimate mission.
To show our pride for being a service minded Municipal Utility we have created oval car magnets that read, “MUNI”. These magnets will begin showing up around town, and we are so excited for them to hit the streets. Currently it is just our employees that have the magnets, but our goal is to spread the pride (and magnets) throughout the community.
Throughout the year we will be holding contests for you to win your very own “MUNI” car magnet. If you are interested in winning a magnet, all you have to do is find us at a local event and be able to recite what being a Municipal Utility means/is. Once you do that, the new magnet is yours! We would love to see the magnets all around town, and cannot wait to start giving them away.
If you would like a magnet today, or do not think you will be able to make it to one of the local events you can send you address to Kelly Kautz our Program Coordinator Kelly.Kautz@lakelandelectric.com. She will send out your personal “MUNI” magnet as soon as possible.
If you would like to learn more about us, here is a link to our 2015 Annual Report. Inside you can find a glimpse at our history, our overall mission and where we are headed in the future.
LAKELAND ELECTRIC OFFERS HANDS-ON CLASSES IN UTILITY EDUCATION
LAKELAND, FL (November 25, 2013) -- Lakeland Electric is offering its first ever Customer Academy to area residents starting January 7, 2014. The Customer Academy is a free, interactive informational program that allows customers the opportunity to gain insight into their community-owned electric utility and discuss energy industry "hot topics" with subject matter experts.
Academy Topics Include:
The academy will consist of six (6) two-hour evening sessions, with sessions held on every other Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The program is limited to 30 Lakeland Electric customers aged 16 or older. Enrollment in the class is based on a first-come-first-served basis. All participants interested in the Customer Academy are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in order to get the most from the program.
Those interested in participating should sign up online athttp://www.lakelandelectric.com/EducationCareers/CustomerAcademy.aspx or contact Betsy Levingston at 863/834-6439 and by email at email@example.com to secure a spot on the roster.
GAS PIPELINE MAINTENANCE – LOUD NOISE MAY BE HEARD
The City of Lakeland will be purging approximately 7 miles of natural gas pipeline so that a qualified gas pipeline contractor can install a new valve. The venting process will take place on December 3, 2013 at 3200 Old Polk City Road. There could be a very loud high pitched noise that may last up to one hour as the system is purged.
When pipeline segments are taken out of service for maintenance purposes, it is standard practice to depressurize the pipeline and vent the system. An inert gas (nitrogen) is used to purge any residual natural gas contained within the pipeline to make it safe for the maintenance work to occur.
After the new valve is installed, natural gas will be allowed to flow back into the pipeline at the McIntosh Power Plant located at 3030 East Lake Parker Drive.
The recharging of the natural gas pipeline is scheduled to occur between December the 4-6 depending on how the work progresses. When the inert gas is purged there will be a loud high pitched noise once again at 3200 Old Polk City Road.