Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP) is able to provide reliable electric service through a diversification in purchase power contracts and ownership in various sources. A breakdown of TCLP generation sources are shown in the graphs.
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Click here to learn about our renewable energy portfolio and current percentage of generation coming from these renewable sources.
TCLP receives a majority of its generation from the following sources:
TCLP and the other municipal members of the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA) have partial ownership of the Belle River Power Plant on the St. Claire River. The fossil fuel power plant uses low-sulfur western coal to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions.
A natural gas-fired combustion turbine power plant that serves TCLP and four other municipal utilities became operational on November 25, 2002. The plant, which is located in Kalkaska County near Thomas and Prough roads, was built in conjunction with MPPA.
TCLP and the other municipal members of MPPA have partial ownership of the J. H. Campbell Generating Complex near Grand Haven. The complex produces electricity for Traverse City and several other Michigan communities.