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Cleco presents Willamette Valley Company with energy efficiency award

PINEVILLE, La. Aug. 9, 2019 – Today, Cleco presented Willamette Valley Company (WVCO) with a check in the amount of $34,182.40 for lighting upgrades made through Cleco’s Power Wise™ energy efficiency program.

WVCO, a manufacturing and distribution company in Pineville, upgraded its interior and exterior lights to LED lighting.  With the new LED lighting, WVCO is projected to save 341,824 kWh annually, which is enough electricity to power 28 homes for one year based on an average use of 12,000 kWh a year (1,000 kWh per month). 

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

“It’s always good news when we can help a customer, especially a large industrial customer, decrease their electricity usage and become more energy efficient,” said Hammad Chaudhry, Cleco’s energy efficiency program manager.  “Lighting retrofit projects like this one produce brighter, longer lasting lights, reduce energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and can even have a positive impact on employee productivity.”

“We thank Cleco for helping us implement the new LED lighting and incorporating more efficient technology in our daily operations,” said Tim Delaney, operations manager for WVCO.  “We are very pleased with the results, and we’re looking forward to the energy savings.”
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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