Cleco presents Tony Chachere’s with energy efficiency award

PINEVILLE, La. July 24, 2018 – Cleco awarded Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods a total of $60,684.20 for a two-phased lighting upgrade project that began in 2017 through the utility’s energy efficiency program. During the first phase, Tony Chachere’s received a $25,000 incentive, and then recently, the company received $35,684.20 in cash incentives to complete the interior and exterior lighting project.

Collectively, Tony Chachere’s upgraded more than 3,400 interior lights and 70 exterior lights to LED throughout the facility and its parking areas. The projected energy savings of both phases of the project total 641,217 kWh, which is enough energy to power more than 900 refrigerators for one year, assuming annual energy consumption of 700 kWh for a refrigerator.

Cleco’s commercial energy efficiency program provides financial incentives to offset the cost of lighting and HVAC replacements for large and small business.

“Our commitment to our customers and our communities remains strong,” said Hammad Chaudhry, Cleco’s energy efficiency program manager. “Our goal is to partner with our customers to help them manage their energy use. As our business customers become more energy efficient, we are playing a small role in helping our communities retain business and jobs.”

In addition to Cleco’s commercial program, the utility offers a program for its residential customers that address ceiling insulation, air leaks and duct sealing, among other program offerings.

Cleco customers can learn more about program details and financial incentives by calling 1-833-373-6842 or visiting Cleco’s website at

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy company that conducts substantially all of its business operation through its primary subsidiary, Cleco Power. Cleco Power is a regulated electric utility company that owns nine generating units 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.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at 

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