Cleco announces project to improve customer service and stimulate the economy
Posted on 9/28/2017 3:16:00 AM.

Cleco announces a new two year, $130-million project to improve customer service and it will also help stimulate the economy. Spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says they are calling it the START program and it will create 221 jobs, as they will replace Cleco’s core technology of multiple systems with one primary system.

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Cleco and Entergy teaming up to improve reliability in southeast LA
Posted on 9/7/2017 11:12:00 AM.

Cleco and Entergy are teaming up to increase reliability to customers in southeast Louisiana. Cleco Spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says construction is already underway for a new storm-hardened transmission line from Gray to Patterson that can withstand winds of 150 miles per hour.

Cleco, Entergy, Jennifer Cahill

Cleco preparing for Tropical Storm Harvey
Posted on 8/29/2017 11:58:00 AM.

Cleco is preparing for Tropical Storm Harvey’s arrival in Louisiana as five of the energy company’s operation regions are in the path of the storm. Jennifer Cahill with Cleco says they are doubling the number of crews available to safely restore power.

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Cleco donates $7 million to LED
Posted on 5/10/2017 12:41:00 PM.

Louisiana Economic Development receives a $7 million donation from Cleco for job-creating projects. Cleco spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says Cleco executives presented Governor John Bel Edwards with the check for a fund that will be administered by LED.

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Cleco to begin construction on clean energy plant in St. Mary parish
Posted on 10/10/2016 5:03:00 AM.

Pineville-based utility company, Cleco, will break ground this month on a new clean energy plant in St Mary parish. Spokesperson Robbyn Cooper says a partnership between Cleco and Cabot Corporation will allow them to produce energy without any emissions at the $80 million facility in Franklin.

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Cleco customers to receive bill credit in July
Posted on 6/28/2016 3:36:00 AM.

Just in time for the soaring summer temperatures, Cleco utility customers are getting a break on their power bills. Cleco spokesperson Robbyn Cooper says beginning July 1, customers will start seeing a credit on their bills, averaging $475.

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Cleco customers to receive $475 bill credit
Posted on 5/2/2016 10:32:00 AM.

Cleco utility customers can expect a $475 credit on their bills beginning in July, as a result of the Pineville-based company’s sale to foreign investors. Cleco spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says the Louisiana Public Service Commission created this credit as a part of their transaction.

Jennifer Cahill, Cleco

PSC approves Cleco's sale
Posted on 3/29/2016 11:26:00 AM.

The Public Service Commission has approved the sale of the Pineville-based utility company Cleco to Macquarie Infrastructure for $4.9 billion. The deal passed with a 4-1 vote by the PSC. Cleco spokesperson Robbyn Cooper says this sale will have great benefits for Cleco’s ratepayers.

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PSC to meet again today in special hearing to revisit CLECO sale
Posted on 3/28/2016 2:05:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Public Service Commission is expected to meet today for a special hearing on the sale of Pineville-based CLECO to Macquarie Infrastructure. The PSC rejected the proposal last month, and since then two sides have revised terms they say would further benefit the utility company's employees and customers.
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Cleco revises terms of sale to foreign investment group
Posted on 3/16/2016 4:53:00 AM.

Cleco says they’ve made changes to their proposed sale of the Pineville-based utility company that would benefit customers and employees. Cleco President Darren Olagues says if the Public Service Commission agrees to the enhanced commitments, ratepayers will receive a $370 upfront credit on their bill and there would NOT be a significant reduction in Cleco’s workforce for at least 10 years.

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