Louisiana’s Cleco Power plans for up to 1 GW of wind power

By Michelle Froese Cleco Power released its proposed Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which confirms that reducing the operation of the company’s oldest and dirtiest coal-burning power plant and adding up to 1,400 MW of clean energy will save its electricity customers millions — while reducing air and water pollution throughout the state.
Cleco Power proposes to acquire up to 1.4 GW of renewable energy in Louisiana, comprising of up to 1 GW of wind and 400 MW of solar.
In Louisiana, regulated utilities, like Cleco, are required to develop multi-year, fleet-wide generation (i.e., resource) plans to ensure that the utility’s generation portfolio represents the least-cost

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