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In 2007, the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) opened a rule making 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. This type of planning helps electric utilities like Cleco Power plan for the future and provide reliable and least-cost electric service to customers while addressing the risks and uncertainties inherent in the electric utility business.

In accordance with the IRP rules, Cleco Power initiated its current IRP process with a letter to the LPSC on Oct. 20, 2017. In addition to the current IRP process, Cleco Power developed resource plans in 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015 to support its planning process.

IRP email address: [email protected]

The email address is provided to facilitate a collaborative working environment in the 2017 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 youprovide the following information when submitting information or asking questions regarding the 2017 IRP: (1) the name of the individual submitting the question, (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 hosted its second stakeholder meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of the LPSC in the Natchez Room, Galvez Building, 1st Floor, 602 North Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, La. Stakeholders were encouraged to attend and provide feedback and questions following a presentation of Cleco Power's draft IRP analysis and results.

Cleco Power hosted its first stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. 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 were encouraged to attend and provide feedback and questions following a presentation of Cleco Power's IRP process and assumptions. 

Cleco Power IRP Process Documents: