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About CLECO Power

CLECO Power is an investor owned entity providing electricity in 83 cities throughout Louisiana including Alexandria, Slidell, New Iberia, Natchitoches, and Opelousas. Recently filed reports by the company showed a customer base of 291,897 customer accounts, 548 of which are industrial properties, 42,524 are commercial customers and 248,825 are residential customers. On average, CLECO Power charges their consumers a residential electricity rate of 13.84 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is above the Louisiana average rate of 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour, it is less than the national average of 14.11 cents. A total of 8,258,863 megawatt hours were sold via retail sales in 2020 by the company and 2,957,506 megawatt hours sold through wholesale channels. The electricity produced in the company's power plants made up 100.96% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 0.67%. In 2020, they made a total of $1,033,404,000 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 78.83% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users and 19.49% from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The Louisiana average monthly residential electric bill is $140.91, while the CLECO Power average is 27.22% higher at $175.19 per month. CLECO Power ranks 40th in the state for average monthly bill amount. CLECO Power is the 116th largest provider out of 3509 suppliers in the nation based on total megawatt hours sold. Customers of the provider have 1.7 power outages on average per year, with outages lasting about 161.4 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. CLECO Power is ranked as the 3rd highest electricity generator in the state out of 34 suppliers.

CLECO Power Net Metering

Customers of CLECO Power have the ability to take advantage of net metering. Net metering allows private citizens to sell electricity back to the grid, which makes the installation of solar panels and other alternative electricity sources a cheaper project.

Energy Loss

CLECO Power recently reported an annual loss of around 5.23% of the electricity that they produce. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of operating in the electricity production industry and companies are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. The state of Louisiana has an energy loss average of 2.69% and the US average is 2.76%, giving CLECO Power a rank of 11th best out of 34 companies reporting energy loss in the state.

CLECO Power Rate & Electric Bills

CLECO Power residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.166/kWh$0.099/kWh$284.92/mo.$95.54/mo.
2220th13.84¢CLECO Power's Average residential price per kWh
2833rd$175.19Average monthly electricity bill for CLECO Power's residential customers

CLECO Power Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Headquarters:2030 Donahue Ferry Road
    Pineville, Louisiana 71361
    United States of America
  • CEO:William Fontenot

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Quick Facts About CLECO Power

Roughly 36.39% of CLECO Power's total electricity comes from the use of coal.

CLECO Power produces 7,372,134.83 megawatt hours from natural gas and ranks 4th out of 34 companies in the state for total natural gas production.

CLECO Power is the 3rd largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels in the state.

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Energy Loss

CLECO Power's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


959 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of CLECO Power's Power Outages

161.4 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

1.7 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

CLECO Power Energy Makeup

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CLECO Power State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

CLECO Power County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Acadia Parish57,576410.79$138.21/mo
Allen Parish22,750311.76$143.07/mo
Avoyelles Parish39,693311.88$145.36/mo
Beauregard Parish36,549311.66$141.60/mo
Calcasieu Parish216,785611.16$134.81/mo
Catahoula Parish8,906510.75$113.18/mo
De Soto Parish26,812213.15$161.50/mo
Evangeline Parish32,350311.44$149.41/mo
Grant Parish22,169412.32$143.78/mo
Iberia Parish69,929212.42$152.37/mo

Power Plants Owned by CLECO Power

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rapides Parish LA Coal 5,859,030.015,848,676,333.74998.23
Acadia Parish LA Natural Gas 5,603,2642,420,182,536.1431.92
Pointe Coupee Parish LA Coal 4,340,0364,481,015,332.61,032.48
Coughlin Power StationCLECO Power (100.00%)
Evangeline Parish LA Natural Gas 3,156,8991,286,139,274.28407.41
De Soto Parish LA Coal 1,044,276.021,235,085,407.641,182.72
St. Mary Parish LA Natural Gas 242,879169,121,162.42696.32
St. Mary Clean Energy CenterCLECO Power (100.00%)
St. Mary Parish LA Waste Heat 206,060
Pointe Coupee Parish LA Natural Gas 72,15749,219,304.96682.11

CLECO Power Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Waste Heat

Cities CLECO Power Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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What is the phone number for CLECO Power?

The CLECO Power phone number is (800) 622-6537.

When will CLECO Power power be restored?

Average outage times for CLECO Power are approximately 161.4 minutes per outage.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with CLECO Power?

There are 8 power plants associated with or owned by CLECO Power.

Who is the CEO of CLECO Power?

CLECO Power's current CEO is William Fontenot.

How many counties does CLECO Power have customers in in?

There are 24 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by CLECO Power.

How much is the average bundled bill for CLECO Power customers each month?

Customers of CLECO Power pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $175.19.

What cities does CLECO Power supply electricity in?

CLECO Power provides electricity to 83 cities throughout the nation.

What percentage of CLECO Power's electricity is generated from renewable fuels?

CLECO Power produces 0% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for CLECO Power customers?

Customers of CLECO Power, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 13.84 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of CLECO Power's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel types?

CLECO Power produces 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01