Cleco restores power to 63 percent of customers following storms


PINEVILLE, La. – Dec. 17, 2019 (2 p.m.) – Cleco has restored power to 6,000 of the roughly 9,500 customers who experienced outages after strong storms moved through central Louisiana yesterday afternoon.

“In addition to lots of downed wire, we’ve found over 50 broken poles, and we expect to find even more damage,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Despite widespread damage, our crews made great progress yesterday and today having restored power to over half of the affected customers. Crews will continue power restoration efforts into the night, but we anticipate some customers will be without power overnight.” 

For storm and restoration updates, follow Cleco on Facebook at @ClecoPower. 

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

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