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Traverse City Light & Power provides a variety of energy saving programs through the TC Light & Power Energy Smart ProgramĀ® designed to help our customers lower their energy use and save money.

Commercial Customers

2014 Commercial Program Application

*Regardless of the size of your project, due to limited funding and to assure compliance with Public Act 295, contact Franklin Energy toll-free (877-674-7281) to verify funds are available BEFORE you fill-out and submit applications. The total for all lighting, non-lighting and custom energy equipment incentives cannot exceed $15,000 each year per customer.

Save up to $15,000 when installing new energy efficient light bulbs and equipment. This is called "Prescriptive Lighting" on the application form*, such as replacing old bulbs with CFLs, installing new CFL fixtures, installing high-performance T8 CEE qualified fluorescent systems, etc.

Save up to $15,000 when installing new non-lighting energy efficient equipment. This is called "Prescriptive Non-Lighting" on the application form*, such as heat pumps, three-phase electric motors, an ENERGY STARĀ® solid door refrigerator, etc.

Save up to $15,000 when installing new energy efficient equipment that is not covered by either of the programs above. This is called "Custom Measures" on the application form.*

Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to the amount funded each year by Public Act 295 and the Michigan Public Service Commission.

NOTE: Incentive awards are tracked by the State of Michigan, so forms will need to be submitted to the Lansing, Michigan mailing address you see on each form.


In 2011, Traverse City Light and Power filed plans with the Michigan Public Service Commission for the next phase of Public Act 295, which covers the years 2012 to 2015. Below are those reports

TCLP EO 2012-2015 Year Amended Plan
Traverse City Attachment A
Traverse City Attachment B

Public Act 295 requires all municipal utilities to file yearly updated reports with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). Below are the information and reports for the Energy Optimization Program and Renewable Energy Plan.

2013 Renewable Energy Biennial Filing

2012 Renewable Energy Plan Annual Report
2012 Energy Optimization Filing

2011 Energy Optimization Filing
2011 Board Report

2010 Energy Optimization Filing
2010 Renewable Energy Plan Filing