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Cleco wraps up annual fan drive

PINEVILLE, La., July 1, 2015-The Cleco Fan Drive is helping some of its elderly customers stay comfortable and save energy this summer. For 15 years, Cleco has partnered with local councils on aging throughout its service territory to distribute box fans to those in need. This year, Cleco delivered 700 fans to 20 local agencies serving the elderly.

 

“Whether it was through donations or assisting with fundraising events, our local communities Turner, general manager of customer experience management. “We are thankful for everyone’s efforts and generosity. Many of our elderly customers are on fixed incomes, and these fans can make a world of difference to them.”

While the fan drive directly aids elderly customers, it also is a reminder to everyone about conserving energy during the hot summer months. “Cleco recommends a thermostat setting of 78 degrees to achieve maximum energy efficiency,” said Turner. “Using a fan in the summer can make the air feel 10 degrees cooler, which helps you to maintain your thermostat at a higher setting. Fans are an inexpensive option to help cool your home during the summer.”

Cleco also encourages customers to run heat-generating appliances in the evening and to unplug electronic devices when they are not in use as they continue to use energy.

Elderly individuals who are interested in receiving a fan should contact their local council on aging. For additional energy conservation tips, customers should visit the Cleco website at www.cleco.com

 

Below is a listing of all agencies that received fans:

Acadia Council on Aging
Allen Council on Aging Avoyelles Council on Aging 
Beauregard Council on Aging 
Calcasieu Council on Aging 
DeSoto Council on Aging 
Grant Council on Aging 
Iberia Council on Aging 
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Natchitoches Council on Aging 
Rapides Council on Aging 
Rapides Senior Citizens Center 
Red River Council on Aging 
Sabine Council on Aging 
St. Landry Council on Aging 
St. Martin Council on Aging 
St. Mary Council on Aging 
St. Tammany Council on Aging 
Vernon Council on Aging 
Washington Council on Aging

Cleco Corporation is a public utility holding company headquartered in Pineville, La. Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which is engaged principally in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity, primarily in Louisiana. Cleco Power owns 11 generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,340 megawatts. Cleco Power serves approximately 286,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business, and it supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Corporation announced on Oct. 20, 2014, that it entered into an agreement to be acquired by a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. Regulatory approvals for the transaction are pending. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com..

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Media Contact 
Robbyn Cooper 
Office: 318.484.7136
robbyn.cooper@cleco.com


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