100th Anniversary

Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) has been providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our residents, businesses and industries for a remarkable 100 years - powering the community with energy and commitment.

TCL&P kicked-off its 100th year celebration on December 2, 2011, at the downtown tree lighting event. TCL&P donated new energy efficient LED holiday lights for the main tree, along with passing out over 500 balloons to children at the event.


TCL&P also developed a 2012 Commemorative Calendar which was available to all customers. The calendar highlighted TCL&P’s rich history in the Traverse City area and used all local images of our hometown. Did you get your copy?






In February 2012, TCL&P announced the 100th Anniversary Power of Art Contest. Students and community members were invited to learn how energy efficiency played a role in the prosperity of our community and then display that knowledge in either a two-dimensional piece of art or a short video. View the winning entries here


TCL&P held a 100th anniversary community celebration at Friday Night Live on August 10, 2012. It was a family friendly night full of energy saving and safety demonstrations, bucket truck demonstrations and hard hats for the kids!”!

TCL&P released a 100th anniversary history book in the fall of 2012. To view a digital copy of the history book, click here Or pick up a hard copy for free at the customer service desk located inside the Governmental Center (400 Boardman Ave.).


TCL&P concluded its 100th anniversary celebration with the presentation of a Special Tribute by State Representative Wayne Schmidt, on behalf of Governor Rick Snyder, State Representative Wayne Schmidt, and State Senator Howard Walker. The tribute recognized TCL&P’s 100 years of service to the Traverse City community.