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England Economic & Industrial Development District recognized for energy saving success

Pineville, La., Sept. 28, 2017 – Today, Cleco awarded the England Economic & Industrial Development District (EEIDD) $24,999.99 in cash incentives for its commitment to energy efficiency. 

The EEIDD, a Cleco customer and participant in Cleco’s CitySmart Program, completed lighting upgrades at the Alexandria International Airport located at the England Airpark. In total, 685 lighting fixtures were upgraded to LEDs throughout various areas of the airport, both internally and externally, with an estimated savings reaching 318,342 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this is the equivalent of eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions from 26,659 gallons of gasoline or the electricity use of over 35.5 homes for one year. 

Cleco’s CitySmart Program is designed to provide assistance and financial incentives for installing energy efficiency measures in large commercial and industrial facilities owned or run by municipal or parish governments.

“The CitySmart Program is one of many energy efficiency programs that provide assistance and financial incentives to Cleco customers for installing energy efficiency measures that reduce energy consumption,” said Richard Sharp, director of Cleco Solutions. “There also are programs available to residential and commercial customers.”

Launched in November of 2014, Cleco’s energy efficiency programs have awarded its customers over $4.5 million in incentives for completed energy efficiency projects which can lead to lower bills for customers.  Incentives include rebates for energy efficient improvements, such as duct sealing, air sealing, LED retrofits, insulation upgrades, air conditioning tune-ups and mail-in rebates for energy efficient appliances.  In addition to the monetary benefits, the programs have reduced energy consumption by over 48 million kWh which is the equivalent of eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions from 3,795,797 gallons of gasoline, according to the EPA.

For more information about Cleco’s energy efficiency programs, call 1-877-622-4047 or visit www.cleco.com. 

Cleco 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 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

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