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TCLP Aligns with Michigan’s New Clean Energy Legislation Reinforcing Commitment to Renewable Energy and Sustainability 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 

Contact: Hannah Duell, Communications Specialist, (231)-932-4544, 

Traverse City, MI – Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP), a forward-thinking municipal utility, today announced its strategic alignment with the recently passed Clean & Renewable Energy and Energy Waste Reduction Act in Michigan. This alignment underscores TCLP’s pioneering efforts in adopting sustainable energy practices and contributing to a healthier planet. 

“Our Climate Action Plan (CAP) set the stage for a transformative journey towards 100% renewable energy,” said Brandie Ekren, Executive Director of TCLP. “Michigan’s latest legislative move in clean energy reinforces our vision and commitment to not just meet, but exceed, state-level sustainability goals.” 

The new legislation aligns with TCLP’s existing efforts to reduce carbon emissions and enhance grid resiliency. TCLP has been a leader in sustainable utility solutions, and its ambitious CAP has been at the forefront of driving change within the community and beyond. 

As a response to both global and local environmental concerns, TCLP’s initiatives extend beyond compliance, setting a benchmark in the industry. The company’s proactive approach in adopting renewable energy sources, improving energy efficiency, and promoting sustainable practices exemplifies its role as a leader in environmental stewardship. 

“Our commitment goes beyond powering homes and businesses; it’s about empowering a sustainable future for our community,” Ekren added. “We are proud to be aligned with Michigan’s vision, and this new legislation only strengthens our resolve to innovate and lead in clean energy solutions.” 

Traverse City Light & Power continues to work closely with local and state partners to implement its climate goals, contributing to a greener, more sustainable Michigan. 

About Traverse City Light & Power 

Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility providing electric and telecom services to Traverse City and the surrounding areas. With a commitment to sustainability and innovation, TCLP is dedicated to delivering reliable, cost-effective energy solutions while prioritizing environmental stewardship.