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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 (IRP) 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, 2021. In addition to the current IRP process, Cleco Power developed resource plans in 2004, 2007, 2012, 2015 and 2019 to support its planning process.

Email Address
The email address below is provided to facilitate a collaborative working environment in the 2023 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 you provide the following information when submitting information or asking questions regarding the 2023 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.

IRP email address: [email protected]

Additional Information
The link below provides additional information about Cleco Power's current IRP process.

LPSC General Order (April 20, 2012)

Stakeholder Meetings:
Cleco Power will be hosting two separate meetings to give stakeholders opportunities to provide feedback and ask questions related to Cleco Power's IRP process and assumptions.  Dates will be provided as soon as they are finalized with LPSC staff.