Cleco Power - Power Miser New Home Program (Louisiana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Louisiana

Name Cleco Power - Power Miser New Home Program
Incentive Type Utility Rate Discount
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Windows, Ventilation, Kitchen and Laundry Equipment
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Discount: 10% discount on energy from November through April for the first five years that the customer lives in participating house.

Heat Pump Bonus: Up to $1,000 for eligible heat pump installations

Equipment Requirements Home must be built to Power Miser Standards.

Program Administrator Cleco Power
Date added to DSIRE 2006-05-08
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Louisiana's Cleco Power offers energy efficiency incentives to eligible customers. Cleco Power offers a rate discount for residential customers building homes that meet the Power Miser Program specifications. Additionally, new homes installing eligible heat pumps may receive up to a $1,000 bonus rebate. A customer that is building a new home that meets program standards will receive a rate discount of 10% between November and April for the first five years they live in the house.

Power Miser Standards include:

   *Air Conditioner/Heat Pump e has minimum SEER rating of 14
   *Metal ductwork has 2 inches foil-backed or vinyl-backed insulation
   *Non-metal ductwork made out of insulating material with branch duct R-6 - plenum R-4
   *Electric water heater is well-insulated
   *Floor and wall insulation with minimum rating of R-13
   *Ceiling insulation with minimum rating of R-30
   *Kitchen and laundry equipment must be all-electric
   *Adequate attic ventilation

Within 60 days after the home is built, the customer must submit a verification form to obtain the rate discount. More specifications for both of these incentive offerings can be found on the program web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Cleco
Department Cleco Power

Address 2030 Donahue Ferry Rd
Address 2 P.O. Box 5000
Place Pineville, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 71361
Phone (318) 484-7400


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"