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PINEVILLE, La. – Feb. 15, 2023 – In 2021, Cleco designated Feb. 15 as Power Plant
Employee Appreciation Day to recognize the dedicated men and women who keep the lights on
for its customers. Over 400 employees operate and maintain Cleco’s 23 generating units at nine
power plant facilities across Louisiana.

“We appreciate the men and women who operate and maintain the machines and equipment
that generate the electricity our customers depend on,” said Robbie LaBorde, chief operations
and sustainability officer. “Power plant employees are often the unsung heroes because they
work inside our power plants, away from the public eye, but in reality, our business begins right
there at our power generation facilities.”

Hundreds of employees are necessary to keep Cleco’s power plants running safely and
efficiently, including control room operators, technicians, mechanics, material handlers and
safety professionals, to name a few.

“Our power plant employees work long hours, rain or shine, including nights, weekends and
holidays, operating and maintaining our power plants,” said Bobby Breedlove, vice president of
generation operations. “We appreciate the sacrifices they make to keep the lights on for the
communities we serve.”

Cleco generates electricity for its customers at its power plants. Electricity then travels from the
power plants to customers’ homes and businesses through transmission and distribution lines.
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