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Cleco Restores More than Half of Isaac Outages

PINEVILLE, La., August 31, 2012

8/31, 6 a.m. Update    

Cleco was able to restore power to 52 percent of customers affected by Hurricane Isaac and completed restoration in Acadia, Evangeline, LaSalle and St. Landry parishes on the first day of the recovery effort.  The work of 2,400 employees and contractors continues today in rainy conditions throughout central and southeastern Louisiana.

Current Outage/Restoration Count
Avoyelles Parish – 210 
Evangeline Parish – 1 
Grant Parish – 50 
Iberia Parish – 201 
Rapides Parish – 471 
St. Martin Parish – 18 
St. Mary Parish – 1,737 
St. Tammany Parish – 41,853 
Washington Parish – 771

TOTAL 45,314

Cleco Corporation is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La.  Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 2,524 megawatts and serves approximately 281,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and 10 communities across Louisiana and Mississippi through wholesale power contracts.  Cleco also owns a wholesale energy business, Cleco Midstream Resources LLC, which owns two natural gas-fired generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 775 megawatts.  For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

 

Media Contact:
Susan Broussard
318-484-5313


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