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.
Lakeland Electric was built on core values of providing affordable, dependable, and sustainable electricity for our customers. As one of the nation's more than 2,000 public power systems, Lakeland Electric is committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers, who are also our family members, neighbors and friends. We also remain committed to facilitating exciting technological, environmental, and economic advances within our community.
Lakeland Electric is the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida. The utility is also one of the first utilities established in Florida having started operation in 1889. Today, power is generated at Lakeland Electric’s two main power plants, the 941-megawatt McIntosh Power Plant and the 176-megawatt Larsen Power Plant. McIntosh Power Plant houses one of the most efficient coal-fired generation facilities in the southeast and one of the most efficient combined cycle natural gas generators in the nation. These generators help us offer our customers safe, reliable power at some of the best prices in the state.
Our commitment to Lakeland goes beyond “keeping the lights on.” We are dedicated to making life easier and more enjoyable for all of our customers. Lakeland Electric – Powered for Life!
The energy market is changing faster today than at any other time in the past 50 years.
Advancements and developments in renewable energy, power generation, and utility programs are all beginning to converge and drive significant change in the electric grid. To understand the impacts to our customers, LE has developed the Strategic Resource Plan (SRP).
Strategic Resource Plan