Clean Energy

Fueling Clean Energy Solutions

An Emissary of Emission Reduction

Cleco is a leader in clean energy solutions in Louisiana.

Between Project Diamond Vault, a new, state-of-the-art carbon capture facility located in the heart of central Louisiana at the Brame Energy Center, and the Cleco Alternative Energy Center, a public-private research partnership at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Cleco is investing in and supporting a variety of sustainable power initiatives. In ensuring that our processes are clean and our research is innovative, we work to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to push the limits of effective, clean energy production.

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$8 Million Cleco Alternative Energy Center At University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Lafayette
95% Of CO2 Emissions Will be reduced at retrofitted Madison 3 plant through carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology Cleco Project Diamond Vault
60% Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction by 2030 And expected net-zero achievement by 2050 Project Diamond Vault Overview Fact Sheet
Cleco Alternative Energy Center
Sustainable Solutions

Future-Focused, Clean Energy Initiatives

  • In 2022, Cleco secured a $9 million congressional earmark for a carbon emissions study at the Madison 3 (MAD 3) energy plant. Project Diamond Vault was the result, and with it came a 95% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions equating to the prevention of more than 100 million metric tonnes of CO2. The first-of-its-kind project relies on Louisiana’s unique geographical conditions for carbon sequestration and is expected to be fully operational by 2028.

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  • As a private-public partnership, the Cleco Alternative Energy Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Crowley, Louisiana is a model for companies seeking commercialization of technologies. The center opened in 2010 and has since conducted many research activities including biomass gasification, torrefaction and digestion.

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