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Cleco awards Acadia Parish School Board for energy-efficiency measures

School board receives $40,311 from Cleco’s SCORE Program

PINEVILLE, La., Nov. 19, 2015 — Cleco awarded the Acadia Parish School Board (APSB) a rebate check in the amount of $40,311 for lighting retrofits throughout the school district.
APSB participated in Cleco’s SCORE Program, which helps schools save energy and money by providing no-cost facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on energy savings.

“The high-efficiency lights that the school board implemented are estimated to save 403,112 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which is equivalent to the average household energy usage of 26 homes on an annual basis,” said Richard Sharp, manager of resource planning. “We realize budgets are spread thin and established the SCORE Program specifically to help our local schools save money on energy costs.”

In Acadia Parish, four school board facilities participated in the SCORE Program, which includes Ross Elementary, South Crowley Elementary, Crowley Middle School and the Acadia Parish School Board complex.

“By participating in Cleco’s SCORE Program, we were able to retrofit our facilities with lighting upgrades that will bring us significant savings each year,” said John E. Bourque, superintendent. “The incentive coupled with the annual savings will help the school board operate more efficiently from a financial and energy standpoint.”

For more information about Cleco’s SCORE Program or other energy efficiency programs, call the toll-free number (877) 662-4047 or visit www.cleco.com.

Cleco Corporation is a public utility holding company headquartered in Pineville, La. Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which is engaged principally in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity, primarily in Louisiana. Cleco Power owns 11 generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,340 megawatts. Cleco Power serves approximately 286,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business, and it supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Corporation announced on Oct. 20, 2014, that it entered into an agreement to be acquired by a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. 
LouisianaPublic Service Commission approval is pending. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.


Media Contact Robbyn Cooper Office: 318.484.7136


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