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Cleco completes 80 percent of Isaac restoration

8/31, 9 p.m. Update

PINEVILLE, La., August 31, 2012 - Cleco's 2,400 employees and contractors restored power to more than 76,000 customers in less than 36 hours after restoration efforts began. All customers living in Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, LaSalle, St. Landry and St. Martin parishes who were affected by the storm have now been restored.

Cleco continues to make significant progress in the harder hit St. Mary and St. Tammany parishes.

Current Outage/Restoration Count
Avoyelles Parish - 12
Rapides Parish - 7 
St. Mary Parish - 22 
St. Tammany Parish - 18,118 
Washington Parish - 397

TOTAL 18,556

The next update will be at 6:00 a.m.

Cleco Corporation is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La. Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 2,524 megawatts and serves approximately 281,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and 10 communities across Louisiana and Mississippi through wholesale power contracts. Cleco also owns a wholesale energy business, Cleco Midstream Resources LLC, which owns two natural gas-fired generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 775 megawatts. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Media Contact:
Robbyn Cooper
318-484-5313


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