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Your Neighbors & Friends: Bob Cusick, South Beach

Your Neighbors & Friends: Bob Cusick, South Beach

An occasional series about the people at Central Lincoln who strive to provide you with reliable and affordable electricity in the spirit of publicly-owned power. On weekdays, Bob Cusick cares for our fleet of bucket trucks, “digger derricks” (trucks with an auger to dig holes for utility […]

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Every Pole, Every Line, Every Streetlight…

Every Pole, Every Line, Every Streetlight…

From Lincoln Beach to North Bend, crews will be mapping nearly 40,000 pieces of infrastructure! 1,500 transformers. More than 5,000 streetlights in 700+ square miles of territory.  We have maps, of course, but not with super-accurate global positioning system (GPS) technology.  We’ve hired GMS, a company specializing […]

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Appreciating Our Linemen: The Super Heroes of the Utility Industry

Appreciating Our Linemen: The Super Heroes of the Utility Industry

April 18th is National Lineman Appreciation Day! In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.  This acknowledgement brought linemen into the spotlight and taught the masses something that utility professionals already know – linemen rock!  Yes, there is no […]

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Central Lincoln’s Florence-Area Electric System Upgrade

Central Lincoln’s Florence-Area Electric System Upgrade

Our Florence-Area Electric System Upgrade is needed to meet the growth reliability needs of our customers. Read the PDF Upgrade Notice now!

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Before You Get Out a Shovel, Call 8-1-1

Before You Get Out a Shovel, Call 8-1-1

Know what’s below! We track the causes of outages; trees and winds are the main reason power can go out.  But a growing problem  is underground line failures.  Fifty years ago, it was an accepted practice to “direct bury” energized lines underground.  Today, some of those “hot” […]

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What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

A new website!  A new Facebook page!  Both are part of our goal to strengthen customers’ experience through proactive communication and thoughtful consideration of customers’ needs.  Are we meeting your needs? Every three years we ask an outside company to survey our customers randomly.   An equal number […]

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Safety First: Set Water Heaters at 120 Degrees

Safety First: Set Water Heaters at 120 Degrees

Most hot water heaters have a default setting of 140 degrees. Unfortunately, that’s too hot for most people, and that temperature can burn skin. Setting your water heater to 120 degrees is not only safer, it can save electricity. Generally, the most efficient water heater temperature is […]

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We Invite You to…Safety Town!

We Invite You to…Safety Town!

Safety is our top priority. Safety Town demonstrates ways to stay safe around electric lines. Nearly all of us take electricity for granted, and it is very safe – except when people make mistakes or take risks they shouldn’t.  To help educate customers about staying safe around […]

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Tracking Those Elusive Kilowatt Hours

Tracking Those Elusive Kilowatt Hours

MyMeter, our secure online site for viewing your electricity use, will show you when you’re using the least and most amounts of electricity. “MyMeter is free, and signing up is easy– simply go to our website clpud.org, click on the “MyMeter” photo in the middle of your […]

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Central Lincoln Warns Customers of Telephone Scammers

Central Lincoln Warns Customers of Telephone Scammers

Electric utility Central Lincoln People’s Utility District has received reports from customers who have been called and told they were at imminent risk of being disconnected for non-payment, with callers demanding immediate payment via a debit or credit card. “Any time a Central Lincoln customer receives a […]

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