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Cleco crews continue working to restore power after powerful thunderstorms

Apr 29, 2020

Pineville, La., April 29, 2020 (6:30 p.m. update) – As of 6:30 p.m., Cleco has restored power to all but 654 of the nearly 20,000 customers who lost electricity after powerful thunderstorms moved through the company’s service territory earlier today.

“Our crews will continue to work through the evening and into dark to restore power to the remaining 654 customers who can receive power with the exception of camps in the Grassy Lake area along the Red River and a few camps in DeSoto and Natchitoches parishes,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “These thunderstorms were widespread hitting almost all of the parishes we serve, and we appreciate our customers’ patience as crews continue working to safely and efficiently restore power.”

Call Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 and 911 to report an unsafe situation with electricity. 

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Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns 10 generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,360 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 MWs, with contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at

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