LEC Employees Donate to Disaster Relief

Employees from Laclede Electric Cooperative donated nearly $2,200 to the American Red Cross to support the disaster relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations were made through payroll deduction.

“Texas and Florida experienced unprecedented flooding due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We wanted to provide our employees an opportunity to support the victims through the disaster relief efforts being provided by the American Red Cross,” said Marc Roecker, CEO / General Manager. “I could not be more pleased to be associated with such an incredible group of men and women. Not only do these folks work day in and day out to meet our members’ needs, but they have a greater calling to give back.”

Pictured below are employees of Laclede Electric presenting a check to Stacy Burks, Executive Director for the American Red Cross of Southern Missouri as well as local Red Cross volunteers.

Owsley honored with A.C. Burrows Award

Gary Owsley, a retired employee of Laclede Electric, was honored with the A.C. Burrows Award by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) at that organization’s annual meeting Oct. 5 in Branson. The purpose of the award is to recognize directors and employees of electric cooperatives for outstanding service to their cooperative, community and serviceContinue Reading

LEC to Send Crews to Assist in Irma Restoration Effort

Responding to a request for help from electric cooperatives in the path of Hurricane Irma, 26 Missouri electric cooperatives are sending 154 linemen, which includes eight from Laclede Electric.  The Missouri crews plan to leave on Tuesday, September 12th. They will be split between Flint Energies (Reynolds, Georgia); GreyStone Power (Douglasville, Georgia) and SECO EnergyContinue Reading

Tip of the Month

Save energy and money by lowering your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This will also slow mineral buildup and corrosion in your water heater and pipes. Source: energy.gov

Beware of Scams

Scams targeting utility customers are on the rise, according to reports across the nation. Laclede Electric members are included among those getting recent fraudulent calls. In this widespread scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee. The caller threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. LacledeContinue Reading