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Cleco to complete service reliability improvements in Opelousas during final outage

Jun 26, 2020

PINEVILLE, La. – June 26, 2020 – To safely complete system upgrades and make reliability improvements on a major transmission power line and substation in St. Landry Parish, Cleco customers in Opelousas will be without electricity for approximately 15 minutes beginning at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night.

“We will be able to safely complete our electric service reliability work in Opelousas during this final planned outage, and because of how we scheduled the repairs and upgrades, we expect this outage to last approximately 15 minutes or less,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “We know outages can be an inconvenience, but planned outages are sometimes necessary to keep our workers safe, maintain the system and make necessary upgrades to prepare for customers’ future power needs.  We really appreciate our customers’ patience, and the assistance we received from the mayor and the city council to make these improvements.”

  • WHAT: Cleco customers in Opelousas will be without electricity approximately 15 minutes during final planned outage by company to complete repairs and upgrades to a major transmission power line and substation.
  • WHEN: Sunday, June 28, between 11:59 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. Monday, June 29
  • WHO: Cleco and contractor crews will complete repairs and upgrades.
  • WHERE: City of Opelousas

Customers who have questions about the final planned outage can contact a Cleco customer service representative at 1-800-622-6537. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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