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TCLP Recognized for Reliable Electric Service To The Community

Monday, April 4, 2022

Contact: Kelli Schroeder, Manager of HR & Communications, 231-932-4545,

Information: Tobias Sellier, American Public Power Association,

TRAVERSE CITY, MI. – Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2021. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

“Once again, public power utilities have demonstrated their commitment to providing highly reliable power to their customers.” said Alex Hofmann, APPA’s Vice President of Technical and Operations Services. “We commend these utilities for their hard work when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”

Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do.

“The entire TCL&P team (ranging from its Board and Executive Leadership to Employees, both in the office and in the field) is honored and proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to our commitment to be an industry influencer as we keep Traverse City powered and connected,” said Brandie Ekren, TCL&P Executive Director.

TCL&P has been committed to increasing reliability with system improvement projects that have included the West Side Transmission Line Upgrade, construction of the south substation and adding new breakers to both the Barlow and Parson substations. For 2022, the utility will be upgrading the Barlow to Parsons Transmission Line in addition to other smaller projects.  


Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 12,700 customers in Traverse City, and parts of East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield and Peninsula townships. Now offering TCLPfiber, an all-fiber, gigabit internet service.