Acadiana Load Pocket Reliability Project

In December 2012, Cleco Power, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, and Lafayette Utilities System completed the $193m transmission infrastructure improvement project in an area referred to as the Acadiana Load Pocket (ALP). Construction of the 90-mile 230-kV Acadiana Load Pocket Reliability Project began early in 2010 and is being completed in phases, with each bringing improvements to transmission reliability. The project was completed on schedule and $40m below the original budget.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Cleco Power LLC 90 230 LA LA 2012
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
193 Operating Rork Substation Sellers
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2010 SPP SPP US Cleco Power, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana and Lafayette Utilities System