[Last Updated: 9/13/2021 10:05:19 AM]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2021
TRAVERSE CITY LIGHT & POWER PARTNERS WITH NEW SOLAR PROJECT
UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN MICHIGAN
Invenergy has completed term and construction financing for the 200MW Calhoun Solar project, which is currently under construction and scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2022. Located in Calhoun County, it will support approximately 300 jobs over the course of the construction period. Invenergy senior vice president Anneli Alers said: "Invenergy is proud to achieve construction financing for the Calhoun Solar project, an important step in bringing our first solar project in Michigan to fruition.”
The Calhoun Solar Project will provide clean, renewable energy to Michiganders who obtain their power supply from a large group of locally owned and controlled municipal electric utilities that aggregate and share power supply through the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA). MPPA is a municipal power joint action agency that provides wholesale power supply and related services to publicly owned electric utilities in Michigan. “The Calhoun Solar Project is part of a growing portfolio of renewable resources MPPA has committed to which is transforming our member power supply and moving us toward a decarbonized future” said MPPA CEO Patrick Bowland.
As a Member of MPPA, Traverse City Light & Power and the local community are proud to be involved in the Calhoun Solar project. “Renewables are a vital part of the City of Traverse City’s energy future” said Karla Myers-Beman, Interim Executive Director. “We are excited to see new projects like Calhoun Solar come to Michigan and look forward to further opportunities to reduce carbon dependency and reach our renewable energy goals as we continue to supply our customers with fairly priced, dependable power.”