Renewable Energy

Currently over 10% of Traverse City Light & Power’s electric generation comes from renewable sources. That percentage is expected to increase to 14% by the year 2015.

TCL&P receives its renewable energy from the following sources:

Wind Turbine on M-72

In 1996, TCL&P became the first Michigan municipal electric utility to install a utility scale wind turbine. At the time of construction, with a blade diameter of 144 feet on a 160-foot tower, it was the largest operating wind turbine in the country. It produces about 600,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which can power approximately 110 homes.

Ever wonder what the view is like from the top of the turbine? Click here to find out.

Heritage Stoney Corners Wind Farm

TCL&P is purchasing the electric generation from five two megawatt wind turbines near Cadillac. These wind turbines stand 328 feet tall and have a blade diameter of 303 feet.

Granger Landfill Gas

TCL&P and the other municipal members of the Michigan Public Power Agency are purchasing energy from several facilities in southern Michigan.