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LE Receives Award for Utility Safety Achievement

Lakeland Electric has received a Safety Award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year.

For the past 30 years, FMEA has recognized the efforts of Florida’s public power utilities to stress worker safety as the No. 1 priority. Utilities are placed into categories according to their total man-hours worked, and rewarded for the most incident-free records. The incidence rate used to judge utilities was based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses compared to the total number of worker-hours during 2017, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Lakeland Electric was awarded second place in category E, which is comprised of utilities with 950,000 to 2,499,999 man-hours worked. This recognition reflects Lakeland Electric’s commitment to protecting workers’ safety, while also ensuring reliable electric service to the customers. In an industry where serious injuries and fatalities are inherent, safety training is the best line of defense in preventing accidents and saving lives.

Awards were presented on March 10 at the FMEA Annual Florida Lineman Competition Awards banquet in Kissimmee.

About FMEA: The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 34 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.

Customer Appreciation Night with Lakeland Magic!

Feb 10, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

We’ll be hosting Lakeland Electric’s Customer Appreciation Night! On Saturday, February 10th come watch the Lakeland Magic take on the Raptors 905 at the RP Funding Center. The game starts at 7:00 pm. Lakeland Magic is offering a great BOGO deal – Buy one ticket, get one free! All you have to do is visit this link and use the promo code LE THANKS. The first 300 customers to walk in the door will receive a free team spirit gift. So, mark your calendars! We’ll see you at the game!

Customer Appreciation Game

Have you heard about Lakeland Electric’s upcoming Customer Appreciation game? LE values their customers and loves the City of Lakeland. So, to show our appreciation, Lakeland Electric wants to give back to the community by hosting a Free Customer Appreciation Night on Saturday, January 20th.

Admission is free! Starting January 8th bring your utility bill (Paper or Electronic) to the RP Funding Center box office and receive up to 4 free tickets for entry. Or, log onto FLTropics.com/LakelandElectric and receive digital copies right from the comfort of home or a mobile device.

The first 100 customers to show up at the game will receive a free team spirit gift. So, mark your calendars for January 20th! And thank you Lakeland for being a great place to work and live.  We’ll see you at the game!  

Fitch Outlook upgraded to Positive from Stable

Fitch RatingsService has upgraded Lakeland Electric’s Rating Outlook to Positive from Stable. Fitch also affirmed the AA- rating of Lakeland Electric’s system bonds.

Lakeland Electric fared well due to many factors, including its “very low rates” - which are among the lowest in Florida – “healthy financial metrics”, and its “solid asset generation mix” provided by the utility’s own gas- and coal-fired power plants.

“We consistently have some of the most competitive electric rates in the state,” said Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland Electric. “Thanks to our strong energy production fleet, like McIntosh 5 and 3, and our ability to diversify how we produce and procure power, our customers are well positioned for the future.”

Click Here to view the Fitch Press Release