L&P Session June 15 Studying State Energy Optimization Requirements
[Last Updated: 1/3/2012 4:20:55 PM]

For Immediate Release


Contact:  Jim Cooper, Manager of Communications & Energy Services,

   Traverse City Light & Power

    Phone: (231) 932-4560 or E-mail: jcooper@tclp.org               

Contact:  Phil Callighan, Sr. Account Executive, Knorr Marketing

    Phone: (231) 947-9707, ext. 207; Mobile: (231) 342-7590

                or E-mail: philc@knorrmarketing.com


L&P Session June 15 Studying State Energy Optimization Requirements


(Traverse City, Michigan) — Two Lansing Board of Power and Light executives, George Stojic and Sue Warren, will speak to the Traverse City Light & Power board of directors this Tuesday, June 15, about the development and requirements for the State of Michigan’s Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act (Public Act 295). They are also expected to provide an update on energy optimization achieved by other municipal utilities in Michigan. The public is invited to attend.


George Stojic is Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Development for Lansing Board of Water and Light and former Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff member. Sue Warren is Resource and System Planning for Lansing Board of Water and Light. Stojic and Warren will address the L&P board Tuesday starting at 5:15 p.m. at the Governmental Center’s second floor Commission Chambers.


            Mr. Stojic played a key role in the drafting and implementation of Public Act 295 when he was a staff member at the MPSC. He will be able to provide expert knowledge on the State requirements as it applies to Traverse City Light & Power. 


Traverse City Light & Powerannounced in April of this year that it exceeded its 2009 requirements for Public Act 295 in the residential and commercial and industrial areas. Jim Cooper, Manager of Communications and Energy Services, reported the utility exceeded the residential energy efficiency goal by over 242,887 kWhrs (kilowatt hours) or 70 percent and exceeded the commercial and industrial energy efficient goal by 493,666 kWhrs or nearly 78 percent.


“Distributing over 11,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs to L&P customers certainly helped us exceed the goals,” added Cooper. “A number of commercial customers switched out old, inefficient building lights to more efficient fluorescent ones.”


More information about L&P’s Energy Optimization program can be found at www.tclp.org and clicking on “TC Light & Power Energy Smart Program.”


Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers energy at low rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.


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