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Cleco Power Winter Storm Update – 2 p.m.

PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 4, 2011
  • Cleco has approximately 800 line mechanics, tree trimmers, contractors and support staff working to restore power.
  • As of 2 p.m. there are 18,748 Cleco Power customers without power.
  • Cleco has restored thousands of customers, but new outages are occurring hourly.
  • Customers should report sagging or downed lines to Cleco at 1-800-622-6537.

Current power outages (largest concentration of outages in parentheses):

Grant Parish: 2,363 (Pollock, Dry Prong)
Rapides Parish: 11,528 (parishwide)
Avoyelles Parish: 75 (Plaucheville)
Beauregard Parish: 273 (DeRidder)
Evangeline Parish: 885 (Ville Platte)
St. Landry Parish: 2,668 (Opelousas)
Acadia Parish: 939 (Eunice)
Allen Parish: 1
Iberia Parish: 16
Sabine Parish: 2
St. Mary Parish: 2
Washington Parish: 10

Cleco Corp. is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La. It operates a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which serves about 277,000 retail customers across Louisiana. Cleco also operates a wholesale energy business, Cleco Midstream Resources LLC, which includes the pending sale of Acadia Power Station Unit 2. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Media Contact:

Cleco Corp.
Robbyn Cooper
(318) 484-7136
(318) 308-7604

Susan Broussard
(318) 484-7773
(318) 308-7600


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