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TCLP’s Commitment to Support City’s Green Initiative

TRAVERSE CITY, MI. – Traverse City Light and Power (TCL&P) is elated on last week’s announcement that that the City of Traverse City was honored with the Michigan Green Communities Gold Certification, an annual program that serves as a guide to help communities measure progress towards sustainability.

“TCL&P is committed to supporting the City in achieving their 100% renewable energy goal,” said TCL&P Executive Director Brandie Ekren. “Both the City and TCL&P are moving down a path to a more sustainable future.”

To date, TCL&P’s efforts in supporting the City’s green initiative have included:

  • 100% of the revenues generated from the Voluntary Green Pricing (VGP) Program have been set aside for City of Traverse City internal energy efficiency projects.
  • Finding renewable energy sources, such as the Assembly Solar II and M-72 Solar I, whose output has been solely designated towards the City in achieving their 100% renewable energy goal. This equates to 8.6MW of renewable generation.
  • Installation of an EV Charging Station Network throughout the City, which included receipt of a $173,763 grant from EGLE, to help reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

“The efforts of staff, the elected officials and the community towards a clean energy future are coming to fruition, and TCL&P is proud to be a part of it,” said Ekren.


Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 12,900 customers in Traverse City, and parts of East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield and Peninsula townships. Now offering TCLPfiber, an all-fiber, gigabit internet service.