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Cleco working to restore power following storms

Pineville, La., Jan. 11, 2020 (8 a.m.) – Strong storms moved across Cleco’s service territory overnight and into this morning causing outages for nearly 12,000 customers. 

“Cleco crews, along with contractor crews, have been mobilized to respond to these weather-related power outages,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “The hardest hit areas were Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia and Rapides parishes.”

As of 8 a.m., Cleco had approximately 12,000 customers without power due to the storms.

Parish

Customer outages

Acadia

77

Allen

112

Avoyelles

2,684

Beauregard

23

Calcasieu

40

Desoto

34

Evangeline

775

Grant

805

Iberia

3,922

Jefferson Davis

7

Natchitoches

81

Rapides

2,876

Sabine

43

St. Landry

85

St. Martin

9

St. Mary

62

St. Tammany

16

 

“We thank our customers for their patience, and we thank our crews for their hard work to get the lights back on for our customers,” said Lass. 

Follow Cleco on Facebook at @ClecoPower for the latest updates.

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 10 generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,357 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.

 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

318-484-7411



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