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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 291,398 customer accounts, 539 of which are industrial properties, 42,463 are commercial customers and 248,396 are residential customers. On average, CLECO Power charges their consumers a residential electricity rate of 12.51 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is above the Louisiana average rate of 10.93 cents per kilowatt hour, it is less than the national average of 13.47 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 $128.57, while the CLECO Power average is 20.00% higher at $152.44 per month. CLECO Power ranks 39th in the state for average monthly bill amount. CLECO Power produces 19,391,365.86 megawatt hours from their generation plants, which ranks them as the 73rd highest generator of electricity in the US out of 3510 electricity providers. The provider's electricity generating plants generate 11,797,920.63 megawatt hours using natural gas. The supplier is the 77th highest producer of megawatt hours from burning coal out of 3510 suppliers in the country.

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 June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.156/kWh$0.099/kWh $234.61/mo.$95.54/mo.
1735th 12.51¢ CLECO Power's Average residential price per kWh
2643rd $152.44 Average 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

CLECO Power customers are faced with outages lasting on average 161.4 minutes per interruption, with about 1.7 outages per year.

CLECO Power is the 63rd largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel types in the nation.

Energy provider of the year for Louisiana, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Least Outages Per Year
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Energy Loss

CLECO Power's energy loss due to business operations.

-5.23%

Total Energy Loss

620,276 MWh

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

State Customers Sales ($) State Rank Based On Revenue % of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Louisiana 291,398 941,358,000 3 100%

CLECO Power County Coverage

County Population Providers Avg. County Rate (¢) Avg. Electric Bill
Acadia Parish 57,576 4 10.25 $130.08/mo
Allen Parish 22,750 3 11.12 $133.45/mo
Avoyelles Parish 39,693 3 11.25 $135.78/mo
Beauregard Parish 36,549 3 11.06 $132.58/mo
Calcasieu Parish 216,785 6 10.68 $127.46/mo
Catahoula Parish 8,906 5 10.45 $108.62/mo
De Soto Parish 26,812 2 11.96 $142.03/mo
Evangeline Parish 32,350 3 10.75 $138.90/mo
Grant Parish 22,169 4 11.44 $129.75/mo
Iberia Parish 69,929 2 11.34 $136.08/mo

Power Plants Owned by CLECO Power

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions/MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Rapides Parish LA Coal 6,039,660.03 6,048,036,869.8 1,001.39 Yes
Cottonwood Energy ProjectCLECO Power (100.00%)
Newton County TX Natural Gas 5,496,400 2,167,898,525.52 394.42
Acadia Parish LA Natural Gas 4,517,996 1,942,241,031.08 429.89
Pointe Coupee Parish LA Coal 2,693,460.99 2,966,853,836.62 1,101.5
Coughlin Power StationCLECO Power (100.00%)
Evangeline Parish LA Natural Gas 2,618,812 1,068,409,209.14 407.97
De Soto Parish LA Coal 1,077,152.02 1,271,294,162.32 1,180.24 Yes
St. Mary Parish LA Natural Gas 480,692 309,668,718.94 644.21
St. Mary Clean Energy CenterCLECO Power (100.00%)
St. Mary Parish LA Waste Heat 179,664
Pointe Coupee Parish LA Natural Gas 54,343 36,742,776.56 676.13
NRG Sterlington PowerCLECO Power (100.00%)
Ouachita Parish LA Natural Gas 2,011 2,070,772.62 1,029.72

CLECO Power Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
60.84%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
27.49%
PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
10.74%
WASTE HEAT
Waste Heat
0.93%

Cities CLECO Power Has Coverage

  • Abita Springs, LA
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Anacoco, LA
  • Baldwin, LA
  • Ball, LA
  • Basile, LA
  • Berwick, LA
  • Boyce, LA
  • Breaux Bridge, LA
  • Bunkie, LA
  • Campti, LA
  • Chataignier, LA
  • Cheneyville, LA
  • Clarence, LA
  • Colfax, LA
  • Converse, LA
  • Cottonport, LA
  • Coushatta, LA
  • Covington, LA
  • Creola, LA
  • Crowley, LA
  • DeQuincy, LA
  • DeRidder, LA
  • Dry Prong, LA
  • Edgefield, LA
  • Elizabeth, LA
  • Elton, LA
  • Eunice, LA
  • Evergreen, LA
  • Forest Hill, LA
  • Franklin, LA
  • Franklinton, LA
  • Glenmora, LA
  • Grand Cane, LA
  • Hessmer, LA
  • Jeanerette, LA
  • Keachi, LA
  • Kinder, LA
  • Lecompte, LA
  • Leesville, LA
  • Longstreet, LA
  • Loreauville, LA
  • Madisonville, LA
  • Mamou, LA
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Mansfield, LA
  • Mansura, LA
  • Many, LA
  • Marksville, LA
  • Martin, LA
  • McNary, LA
  • Melville, LA
  • Merryville, LA
  • Moreauville, LA
  • Morgan City, LA
  • Natchitoches, LA
  • New Iberia, LA
  • New Llano, LA
  • Noble, LA
  • Oakdale, LA
  • Oberlin, LA
  • Opelousas, LA
  • Palmetto, LA
  • Patterson, LA
  • Pearl River, LA
  • Pine Prairie, LA
  • Pineville, LA
  • Plaucheville, LA
  • Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Pollock, LA
  • Powhatan, LA
  • Provencal, LA
  • Robeline, LA
  • Rosepine, LA
  • Simmesport, LA
  • Slidell, LA
  • South Mansfield, LA
  • Stanley, LA
  • Turkey Creek, LA
  • Ville Platte, LA
  • Washington, LA
  • Woodworth, LA
  • Zwolle, LA

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

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CLECO Power FAQ:

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 10 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 $152.44.

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 12.51 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: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-04-28