A second company has announced its interest in partnering with the City of Lafayette to serve the needs of Lafayette Utilities System customers.
Cleco announced today it wants to join the conversation and manage LUS.
“LUS has built a strong, reliable utility system that has served the citizens of Lafayette well, and as the City begins a review of options for the utility, Cleco is interested in being part of that discussion,” said Bill Fontenot, Cleco president and CEO. “Cleco has a longstanding relationship with LUS which includes joint ownership of Rodemacher Power Plant, as well as partnerships in transmission projects that have supported and strengthened power reliability in the Acadiana area.”
Cleco is a Louisiana-operated company with its headquarters and management team located in Pineville.
Cleco is the second company to express interest in managing LUS. Bernhard Capital Partners presented their proposal to Lafayette Public Utilities earlier this month.