Cleco fan drive raises over 400 fans and $400 to help the elderly this summer

PINEVILLE, La. – July 9, 2020 – Last week, Cleco’s 20th Annual Fan Drive wrapped up with over 400 fans and $400 being donated to Councils on Aging and other agencies across Cleco’s service territory to help the elderly stay cool this summer and reduce their energy usage.

“We moved forward with our fan drive utilizing new safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we believe our efforts paid off,” said Ron Smith, director of customer experience.  “With company, employee and community support, these agencies have over 400 fans to distribute to our elderly customers, and they can turn the monetary donations into more fans.”

The agencies began distributing fans to the elderly by appointment on July 6.  To request a fan, seniors should contact one of the agencies below and make an appointment.  To receive a fan, seniors must be a Cleco customer and 60-years of age or older.

Acadia Council on Aging


Natchitoches Council on Aging


Allen Council on Aging


Rapides Council on Aging


Avoyelles Council on Aging


Rapides Senior Citizens Services


Beauregard Council on Aging


Red River Council on Aging


Calcasieu Council on Aging


Sabine Council on Aging


Campti Seniors Group


St. Landry Council on Aging


DeSoto Council on Aging


St. Martin Council on Aging  


Eunice Food Bank


St. Mary Council on Aging


Evangeline Council on Aging


St. Tammany Council on Aging


Grant Council on Aging


Vernon Council on Aging


Iberia Council on Aging


Washington Council on Aging


In addition to using a fan to help the air temperature feel 10 degrees cooler, Cleco recommends the following tips to help lower energy usage:

  • Raise the thermostat to 78 degrees or the highest comfortable temperature.
  • Install a programmable thermostat and raise the setting to the highest comfortable temperature.  Customers can save three to five percent on air conditioning costs for each degree raised on a thermostat.
  • Use heat generating appliances such as dryers and ovens at night when temperatures are cooler outside.
  • Seal holes and cracks around windows.
  • Keep curtains and blinds closed during the day.

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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 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 

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