Power restored to more than 80 percent of customers affected by Hurricane Delta

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PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 12, 2020 (noon update) – As of noon today, Cleco had restored power to 107,600, or 81 percent, of the more than 132,000 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Delta.

“We continue to make good progress based on the steady decline in our outage numbers,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “This is day three of storm restoration, and power has been restored to more than 80 percent of our customers affected by Hurricane Delta.”

Cleco’s latest system damage report shows workers have found 172 downed or broken poles, 522 downed or broken crossarms, 45 miles of power lines down, 676 trees on power lines and 59 damaged transformers.
 
In addition to Cleco personnel working in various capacities, Cleco brought in more than 2,500 line mechanics, tree trimmers, transmission resources and damage assessors to assist in the restoration efforts.  The company also secured helicopters, airboats, track hoes, bulldozers and marsh buggies for areas that are only accessible with specialized equipment.

Below are customer outages by parish as of noon:

ParishesNumber of Customers Without Power
Acadia6,230
Allen730
Avoyelles796
Beauregard1,735
Calcasieu593
Catahoula18
Evangeline385
Grant1,885
Iberia2,683
Jefferson Davis39
Lasalle15
Natchitoches47
Rapides3,169
Sabine0
St. Landry4,622
St. Martin607
St. Mary65
St. Tammany1
Vermilion9
Vernon969
Washington0

Percentages are based on total customers affected by Hurricane Delta (132,198); not Cleco’s total customer base.
For additional information on Cleco’s storm response, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com. 

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 3,360 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 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, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com

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