TCL&P Throws the Switch on 100th Anniversary Book
[Last Updated: 11/13/2012 8:27:31 AM]

For Immediate Release                                                                      

November 13, 2012


Contact:  Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator

    Traverse City Light & Power

                Office Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail:


TCL&P Throws the Switch on 100th Anniversary Book


(Traverse City, Michigan) —Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) is pleased to announce the release of its 100th anniversary book. This commemorative edition—which captures the utility’s compelling history—is available to the community on a first-come, first-served basis at the customer service desk located inside the Governmental Center (400 Boardman Avenue).      

            “It really is an incredible story,” says Jessica Wheaton, TCL&P marketing and community relations coordinator. “TCL&P grew up with Traverse City. It’s had a real impact on the shaping of our community, both economically and culturally.”

The book highlights many community milestones—from Peter Doughterty planting the first cherry orchard on Old Mission in 1852 to the removal of the Bayside Power plant in 2005. It also includes first-hand accounts of events like the Blizzard of 1977.

            TCL&P used many local resources to help develop the history book. Kathy Guest helped research the utility’s history, Greenlight Marketing helped write and design the book, and Village Press printed the book. The Traverse City History Center also provided research assistance and archival images.

            “The entire process of researching, writing, designing and printing the book was a community effort,” said Wheaton. “The history of Light and Power is held within this community and it was important to utilize the local resources to help develop this piece.”

            The release of the history book concludes TCL&P’s 100th anniversary celebration. For a look back at what TCL&P has done to celebrate its anniversary, see the website at

            Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 11,500 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.

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