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Cleco presents St. Landry Parish School Board with energy efficiency award

PINEVILLE, La. Oct. 4, 2019 – Yesterday, Cleco presented the St. Landry Parish School Board with a check in the amount of $15,822.20 for lighting upgrades made this year through Cleco’s Power Wise™ energy efficiency program.

The school board upgraded the interior lighting at four parish schools to new LED lighting.  With the new LED lighting, the school board is projected to save 158,258 kWh annually, which is enough electricity to power 13 homes for one year based on an average use of 12,000 kWh a year (1,000 kWh per month).  The four schools are Grolee Elementary, East Elementary, Opelousas Middle and Northeast Elementary.

Power Wise™ offers financial incentives to customers to offset the cost of making certain energy efficient upgrades to homes and businesses.

“We applaud the St. Landry School System for making their district more energy efficient,” said Hammad Chaudhry, Cleco’s energy efficiency program manager.  “LEDs use less electricity, require less maintenance and provide a higher quality of lighting.”

“All of these benefits translate into operational savings for our school system,” said Patrick Jenkins, superintendent of St. Landry Parish Schools.  “LEDs also produce more light, which will improve visibility at the schools and create a better learning environment for our students.”

Cleco customers can learn more about the energy efficiency program and financial incentives by calling 1-833-373-6842 or visiting Cleco’s website at https://www.cleco.com/energyefficiency.

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

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