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  • Power Restored to Most Customers Impacted by Severe Thunderstorm

    March 29, 2014 6:26 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Cleco has restored power to 71 percent of the 26,000 customers who experienced outages after a severe thunderstorm impacted the central and northern portions of its service territory. Cleco has approximately 250 workers responding to the restoration effort. Damage includes nearly 50 broken poles, numerous broken... more »
  • Cleco provides residents with energy-saving tips for cold weather

    January 15, 2014 9:49 AM

    PINEVILLE, La., Jan. 15, 2014 - Winter is bringing cold weather, increasing the demand for electricity. Cleco reminds customers of energy-saving tips to better manage their utility bills. "Customers will save the most money by properly controlling their thermostat settings," said Shirley Turner, customer experience manager for Cleco. "During... more »
  • Start Spring Safe with Electrical Safety

    March 20, 2013 9:10 AM

    PINEVILLE, La., March 20, 2013 March can bring windy weather and a desire to clean up lawns, plant flowers and trim trees. Cleco reminds everyone to remain safe around power lines and equipment as they complete outdoor work. "This time of year is a great time to begin... more »
  • UPDATE: CLECO - Crowley Electricity Outage

    March 9, 2012 9:12 AM

    There have been reports that some power has been restored to portions of the city of Crowley.Officials say as of 7:54 A.M., everyone in Crowley have full power. CLECO is still trying to determine where the problem occurred. They were, however, able to re-energize the substation in order for residents... more »
  • CLECO - Crowley Electricity Outage

    March 9, 2012 9:01 AM

    A spokesperson with CLECO, Crowley's electricity provider, says there is a problem with the high voltage transmission lines that power the substation that feeds electricity to the city of Crowley. They have not yet determined exactly what or where the problem is. Crews have been dispatched. There is no estimate... more »
  • Aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee

    September 5, 2011 7:32 PM

    In Evangeline Parish, we learned Lee not only left behind huge piles of debris but the storm also left many people without electricity. Residents on Crooked Creek Parkway say they felt the effects of the storm and are now dealing with the aftermath. Ted Guillory says he expected some heavy... more »
  • Cleco Prepares For Tropical Depression #13

    September 2, 2011 12:52 PM

    Cleco Power LLC is preparing for Tropical Depression 13. They have secured all neessary crews in case of a possible mobilization. "Now is the time for our customers to prepare for possible storm damage and power outages," Anthony Bunting, vice president of customer service and energy delivery for Cleco,... more »
  • Winter weather leaving thousands in the dark

    February 4, 2011 11:26 PM

    Many of those falling branches are snapping power lines, knocking out heat and electricity to thousands of customers. Some residents, still without power late Friday night. Both Entergy and CLECO still have some scattered outages and they say some people may not have their power turned back on until Saturday... more »
  • Power Companies Prepare for Ice Storm

    February 3, 2011 7:39 PM

    The four major power companies in Acadiana are closely watching the radars. At their stations, it's all hands on deck. SLEMCO , CLECO , Entergy and LUS are all calling in back up crews from across the state, in preparation for Thursday night's ice storm. "We are preparing. We... more »
  • Power Out Across Acadiana

    December 27, 2010 9:10 AM

    A main power line that supplies electricity to all power companies in south Louisiana is down and resulted in power outages throughout Acadiana. According to a spokesperson with LUS, the company is "shedding" power. The practice involves basically rotating power between areas in the grid meaning that an area of... more »
  • UL and Cleco Partner to Create an Alternative Energy Center

    December 13, 2010 7:29 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Cleco are gearing up to build an alternative energy center at the Industrial Park in Crowley. The project has been in the works for about three years, but with the help of a $1 million research grant from the state, the project is... more »
  • Safe Decorating

    December 1, 2010 7:25 PM

    Christmas decorations are going up all across Acadiana. But, if you haven't decked your home with dazzling lights just yet, energy and fire officials have tips that could save you money and worry. Cleco is encouraging families to swap out old lights with light emitting diode or LED lights.... more »
  • Cleco Plans Changeover to 'Smart' Meters

    August 15, 2010 3:00 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Cleco Corp.'s 277,000 customers will have a better idea of where their energy budget is going once "smart" meters are installed, President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Madison says. The Pineville-based utility wants to put $52.9 million of its own money and a $20 million federal... more »
  • Energy Overload May Lead to Blackouts

    June 20, 2010 8:10 PM

    The summer often brings high energy bills, but this year energy companies are worried that some may be left without cool air. Mary Laurent, Communications Manager at Slemco, said the high temperatures aren’t the only thing to blame "we've also had higher than normal growth in our area,... more »
  • Road Closed: Indest to Duperier Street , New Iberia

    February 19, 2010 11:40 AM

    Mayor Hilda Curry has stated that Front Street from Indest Street to Duperier Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, February 15, 2010 at 8am to Monday, February 22, 2010 at 4pm as CLECO will be working in the area upgrading utility poles. Motorists are asked to... more »
  • Cleco bills expected to shrink by year's end services

    October 15, 2009 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Electricity customers with Cleco Power LLC are expected to see their utility bills drop by the end of the year. That's when the company's Rodemacher 3 power plant goes on line, a petroleum coke-fired generator in central Louisiana that will offer a cheaper... more »
  • Creswell Elementary to be Dismissed

    October 13, 2009 9:53 AM

    10am: According to CLECO officials, a wire within an underground pipe shorted causing smoke. CLECO line crew members were alerted and arrived at the elementary school to investigate. Crew Members noted that upon investigating there was no fire witnessed and that there was no load on the wire leaving... more »

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