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Cleco continues restoration efforts

PINEVILLE, La., May 19, 2019 – Cleco has restored power to 78 percent of the nearly 20,000 customers who experienced outages following severe thunderstorms in its central and southern service territory.

 

“Crews have been working around the clock since the storms hit.  We had a lot of damage to our system, including broken poles and downed wire,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “While our crews are making progress, some customers will remain without power through the night.”

 

Currently, 5,700 customers are without power.  Cleco expects to restore power to 3,100 customers tonight and anticipates the remaining 2,600 customers will be restored by tomorrow afternoon. 

 

Customers count for overnight outages:

Rapides Parish

20 customers

Grant Parish

60 customers

Evangeline Parish (Ville Platte)

2,500 customers

Iberia Parish

20

 

 

“We appreciate our customers’ patience as crews work safely and efficiently to restore power,” said Lass. 

 

Cleco reminds customers to use caution around downed power lines.  Call 911 or Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report unsafe electrical situations. 

 

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


Media Contact:
Jennifer Cahill

(o) 318-484-7411

(c) 318-308-5175

 

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