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Cleco restores power to 66 percent of customers following storms

Pineville, La., Oct. 27, 2019 (8 a.m.) – Following yesterday’s storms in St. Tammany and Washington parishes, Cleco has restored power to 18,390 of the 28,000 customers who experienced power outages.

“Crews are out working following yesterday's storm that caused major damage across our southeastern service territory,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “In addition to our local and statewide Cleco crews, we have brought in 175 line mechanics and tree trimmers to repair over 30 broken poles, work on broken crossarms and replace spans of wire in an effort to restore power to our customers.”

As of 8 a.m., Cleco had approximately 9,400 customers in St. Tammany Parish and 200 customers in Washington Parish without power due to the storms.

“We had a long, but productive day yesterday, and we thank our crews for their hard work to get the lights back on for our customers,” said Lass.  “Initial weather reports for today indicate that we could see gusty winds which could make repairs a little challenging for our crews or cause additional outages.   We thank our customers for their patience as we work quickly and safely to restore power.”

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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 nine generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 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, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility. For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com

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