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Cleco officer Eric Schouest appointed to Louisiana Legislative Advisory Task Force

Apr 28, 2020

PINEVILLE, La. – April 28, 2020 – Eric Schouest, vice president of governmental affairs for Cleco Power LLC, a regulated electric utility of Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC, was recently appointed to the Louisiana Legislative Advisory Task Force on economic recovery.

On April 17, Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder announced the creation of a private-sector task force to advise the Louisiana Legislature on reopening the state’s economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The task force will consist of representatives from a wide range of business sectors, including oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing, automotive, banking, hospitality, food and beverage, trucking, construction and medical.

Members are responsible for developing comprehensive policy, legislative and regulatory recommendations to immediately re-start the economy and invest in the long-term recovery of households, workers and businesses.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve our state during these unprecedented times,” said Schouest.  “I look forward to working with this entire legislative body to develop solutions for the protection, safety and economic well-being of all Louisiana residents.”

The task force is being chaired by nationally recognized tax policy expert Jason DeCuir.  The team had its first virtual meeting Thursday, April 23.

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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