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Cleco crews to perform maintenance work on major transmission line in Opelousas

Jun 12, 2020

PINEVILLE, La. – June 12, 2020 – To safely perform maintenance work on a major transmission power line in St. Landry Parish, Cleco customers in the city of Opelousas will be without electricity for approximately four hours or less beginning at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. 

“We plan to make the repairs safely, and as quickly as possible, and we want our customers to be aware and prepared,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Maintaining the electrical system is part of our commitment to deliver safe, reliable power to the citizens of Opelousas.”

  • WHAT:   Cleco customers in Opelousas will be without electricity approximately four hours or less to repair poles for a major transmission power line.
  • WHEN: Sunday, June 14, between 11:59 p.m. & 4 a.m. Monday, June 15
  • WHO:   Cleco crews will perform the maintenance work.
  • WHERE:   City of Opelousas

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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