Lincoln Electric Remains Open
Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
312 Osloski Road, Eureka, MT 59917
In the interest of health and safety for our employees and members, our lobby is locked to the public. However, we are available during normal business hours to answer questions, address concerns, assist with payment arrangements, and conduct other business you may have with LEC. For more information, please read the attached FAQ document and letter to the membership from our General Manager, Telly Stanger.
How to Pay Your LEC Bill During COVID-19 Restrictions
We have made a few changes to how we receive and process payments. Please visit our 'Paying Your Bill' page to learn about your bill payment options.
Due to potential financial hardships, we have suspended disconnecting services for non-pay. However, this suspension is not a bill waiver. Please reach out to us as soon as possible if you are having difficulty paying your electric bill. We want to work with you to create a solution to help ease the transition once the pandemic has passed, instead of adding to your burden. We can also let you know about bill assistance programs that you may be eligible to benefit from. Even if you do not have the full bill amount available, we encourage you to pay at least a portion of your electric bill as you are able. Taking this simple step can help you avoid a large multi-month balance when the pandemic is over.
Since you may be spending more time at home, you will likely see an increase in home energy use. Now may be the time to focus on using energy more efficiently or work on those energy efficiency projects you've been putting off. There are many low- to no-cost measures that can make a big impact on your electric bill. Please visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Saver website for ideas.
Stay Healthy and Stay Informed
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ample COVID-19 resources, like how to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick, and even a symptom self-checker.
The World Health Organization has public advice, frequently asked questions, mythbusters, and COVID-19 worldwide outbreak situation statistics.
The State of Montana has the Montana-specific news, including Governor Bullock's directives and declarations, state case updates, and the ability to sign up to receive the latest notifications.
Lincoln County's COVID-19 page has updates and statistics specific to Lincoln County.
Flathead County's COVID-19 page has updates and statistics specific to Flathead County.
Lincoln Electric is deemed an essential service under the Montana Stay at Home directive and will continue to operate.
Our hours will return to Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm beginning March 30, 2020.
Please continue to utilize online payments via SmartHub and phone payments by calling 833-890-6258. Although our office will remain closed to the public, you may stop by and pay using the foyer kiosk, drive-thru, or dropbox, though we will not be providing change.
We will continue to extend disconnects for at least another two weeks. However, we strongly urge any members who are having difficulty paying their electric bill to contact us as soon as possible. There are assistance programs that can help with utility bills, including an LEC in-house program. Please visit https://www.capnm.net/ for information on energy assistance.
Now may also be a great time to work on energy efficiency home improvement projects or measures. There are many that are low- to no-cost that can make a big difference for home energy use. Please visit https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver for ideas.
We will continue to monitor recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Governor Bullock's directive can be found at https://news.mt.gov/governor-bullock-issues-stay-at-home-directive-to-slow-the-spread-of-covid-19.