Clean EnergyFueling 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.
Food for Thought
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.Learn more
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.Learn More About the Center