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  • 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 »
  • Some Residents in Butte La Rose Without Power

    May 31, 2011 7:09 PM

    Residents are slowly making their way back to Butte La Rose, but some are having to bare the heat because their electricity has been shut-off. Not everyone's power was turned-off. Energy officials visited all the homes in the area and turned off the power to the homes who were... more »
  • Update: St. Martin Power Restored

    January 14, 2011 5:12 PM

    Electricity is restored in St. Martinville and in Catahoula and Parks in St. Martin Parish. A St. Martinville City Hall employee says the city was without power for about three hours, and Cleco restored it just before 4:00. SLEMCO spokesperson Mary Laurent says a truck carrying concrete on Cade... 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 »
  • California's Heat Wave Left Tens of Thousands of People Without Electricity

    September 28, 2010 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's heat wave has left tens of thousands of people without electricity. Southern California Edison says more than 27,000 of its customers were without power Tuesday morning, mainly in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Most have been blacked out for eight to 16 hours as... 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 »
  • Slemco Storm-Rider Charge

    June 16, 2010 6:32 PM

    Slemco costumers are seeing a new charge on their bill. It's called "Gustav-Ike Storm-Rider" and is suppose to help the electric company replenish funds used during those 2008 hurricanes. Communications Manager at Slemco, Mary Laurent, says other electric companies implement charges like this after storms all the time. But,... more »
  • Proposed Bill May Save Money on Energy

    April 12, 2010 3:18 PM

    One local lawmaker is pushing for a way to make energy costs lower. This session Senator Mike Michot of Lafayette brings his alternative energy bill to the table. "Using the natural flow of the river and harnessing that and converting it into electricity is the general idea," Michot... more »
  • Scott School Without Heat

    January 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    More than 800 people were left without power-- and thus, heat-- Monday morning after a power line went down on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Included in this outage was Westside Elementary School in Scott. School principal Lisa Thomas says she got a call at 6:45 that there was no power... 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 »

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