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Cleco Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)

In 2007, the Louisiana Public Service Commission opened a rulemaking process to study the feasibility of uniform resource planning rules for all jurisdictional utilities, which resulted in the issuance of a Commission General Order and Integrated Resource Planning rules in April 2012.  In accordance with the IRP rules, Cleco Power initiated its current IRP process with a letter to the LPSC on October 20, 2017.

In addition to the current IRP process, Cleco Power has developed resource plans in 2004, 2007, 2012, and 2015 to support its planning process.

IRP email address: irpclecopower@cleco.com

The email address is provided to facilitate a collaborative working environment in this IRP.  Cleco Power will answer questions regarding its IRP in a question and answer document on this website.  In addition to the Q&A, Cleco Power will identify the individual submitting the question and the intervenor that they represent; therefore Cleco Power  requests that the following information be provided when submitting information, or asking questions regarding the IRP:  (1) the name of the individual submitting the queston; (2) the intervenor the individual represents; and (3) the individual's email address and phone number.

The links below provide additional information about Cleco Power's current IRP process.

LPSC General Order (April 20, 2012)


Stakeholder Meetings:

Cleco Power will host its second stakeholder meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the offices of the Louisiana Public Service Commission in the Natchez Room, Galvez Building, 1st Floor, 602 North Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend and provide feedback and questions following a presentation of Cleco Power's draft IRP analysis and results.

Cleco Power will host its first stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the offices of the Louisiana Public Service Commission in the Natchez Room, Galvez Building, 1st Floor, 602 North Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend and provide feedback and questions following a presentation of Cleco Power's IRP process and assumptions.


Cleco Power IRP Process Documents:

Filing to Initiate IRP Cycle (October 20, 2017)

Current Schedule of Events (November 17, 2017)

Filing of IRP Assumptions (February 20, 2018)

Cleco Power IRP Stakeholder Presentation - Redacted (April 5, 2018)

Updated Schedule of Events (January 22, 2019)

Cleco Power 2019 Draft IRP Report - Redacted (January 29, 2019)

Cleco Power IRP Stakeholder Presentation - Redacted (February 28, 2019)

Cleco Power 2019 Final IRP Report Part 1 - Redacted (August 30, 2019)

Cleco Power 2019 Final IRP Report Part 2 – Redacted (August 30, 2019)