Lakeland Electric

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About Lakeland Electric

Lakeland Electric is a municipally owned organization headquartered in Lakeland, Florida and serving customers in 3 cities in Florida such as the cities of Lakeland, Auburndale, Highland City CDP, Lakeland Highlands CDP, and Medulla CDP. Presently, 134,243 consumers are provided electricity by the company. These customers are a mix of 0.06% industrial locations, 16.38% commercial customers and 83.56% residential locations. Lakeland Electric's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 9.82 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 28.17% lower than the average national rate of 13.67 cents. Lakeland Electric had total sales and disposition of 3,346,458 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 94.53% were via retail sales. Electricity production and wholesale power purchases made up 73.55% and 8.69%, respectively, of the total electricity sourced. Power facilities the company owns generated 2,461,449 megawatt hours and an additional 290,820 megawatt hours were acquired by way of wholesale channels. In 2020, the company made a total of $296,281,100 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 0.87% of their revenue come from wholesale electricity sales and 92.63% from retail sales to end users.

Patrons of the supplier pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $117.62. This is 15.49% below the Florida average bill of $136.36. Customers of the provider are faced with 1.16 power outages on average each year, with outages lasting about 63.32 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. Lakeland Electric is the 14th largest supplier out of 53 electricity companies in the state based on customer count. The provider's production plants have output of 2,109,230.45 megawatt hours by burning natural gas as the fuel source.

Lakeland Electric Net Metering

Customers of Lakeland Electric can take advantage of net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. Without net metering, solar panel installation is significantly less economically realistic, as citizens have no way to sell extra energy back into the infrastructure system.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is a fact of life when dealing with electricity transmission. Lakeland Electric currently averages a loss of about 1.33% of the aggregate electricity they produce. Lakeland Electric's energy loss amounts give them a rank of 3rd best out of the 53 providers that operate in Florida and report energy loss and 102nd best out of 3510 in the US.

Lakeland Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Lakeland Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.098/kWh$125.91/mo.$117.62/mo.
431st9.82¢Lakeland Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1736th$117.62Average monthly electricity bill for Lakeland Electric's residential customers

Lakeland Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:501 East Lemon Street
    Lakeland, Florida 33801
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Joel Ivy

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Quick Facts About Lakeland Electric

Lakeland Electric is the 192nd largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels in the US.

Lakeland Electric generates 13,084.21 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of coal, ranking Lakeland Electric 218th in the US out of 3510 electric providers.

The supplier is ranked 221st in the United States for total electricity production, producing 2,124,159.95 megawatt hours.

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Energy Loss

Lakeland Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


102 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Lakeland Electric's Power Outages

63.32 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

1.16 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

Lakeland Electric Energy Makeup

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Lakeland Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Lakeland Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Polk County725,046713.03$142.94/mo

Power Plants Owned by Lakeland Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Lakeland FL Natural Gas 2,130,728838,166,543.7393.37
Lakeland FL Natural Gas 142,14481,465,221.6573.12
Polk County FL Distillate Fuel Oil 1,101867,956.43788.33

Lakeland Electric Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil

Cities Lakeland Electric Has Coverage

  • Auburndale, FL
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Polk City, FL

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Lakeland Electric FAQ:

What is the phone number for Lakeland Electric?

Lakeland Electric's customer service phone number is (863) 834-9535

What percentage of Lakeland Electric's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Lakeland Electric produces 100.00% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

Who is the CEO of Lakeland Electric?

Lakeland Electric's CEO is Joel Ivy.

When will Lakeland Electric power be restored?

The average number of minutes for an outage for Lakeland Electric's consumers is 63.32 minutes.

What is the average bundled bill for Lakeland Electric customers each month?

Customers of Lakeland Electric pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $117.62.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Lakeland Electric customers?

The average bundled rate of electricity for customers of Lakeland Electric is 9.82 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What cities does Lakeland Electric have customers in to?

Lakeland Electric provides electricity to 3 cities.

What percentage of Lakeland Electric's electricity is generated using renewable fuel sources?

Power plants owned by or associated with Lakeland Electric generate 0% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Lakeland Electric?

There are 3 power plants owned by or associated with Lakeland Electric.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-01