Cleco working on restoration efforts in Rapides and Grant Parishes


PINEVILLE, La. – Dec. 17, 2019 (10 a.m.) – Following yesterday’s storms, Cleco had approximately 9,000 customers without power. Once conditions were safe yesterday, Cleco restored power to roughly 3,000 customers.      

“Today we continue our restoration efforts with 200 line mechanics working to repair the damage to our system and 150 vegetation specialists working to remove debris,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. “Our initial reports indicate multiple broken poles and crossarms, as well as downed wire.” 

Cleco reports approximately 6,300 customers in Rapides Parish and Grant Parish are without power.

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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