L&P Exceeds 2010 Energy Optimization Goals by 70%
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For Immediate Release                                                           

July 11, 2011


Contact:  Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator

    Traverse City Light & Power

                Office Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail: jwheaton@tclp.org


L&P Exceeds 2010 Energy Optimization Goals by 70%


(Traverse City, Michigan) —Traverse City Light & Power (L&P) has exceeded its state mandated 2010 Energy Optimization goals by 70%, with a total energy savings of nearly 2,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWhrs). L&P exceeded the residential energy efficiency goal by 130,413 kWhrs or 37%, and exceeded the commercial and industrial energy efficiency goal by 666,353 kWhrs or 84%. The energy saved in 2010 is equivalent to powering approximately 344 homes for an entire year.

            The exceptional 2010 results were achieved through a variety of incentives offered to L&P customers. Residential customers received an incentive for recycling old, inefficient refrigerators, upgrading a furnace to an energy efficient model, upgrading a central air conditioning unit to one with a 16 seasonal energy efficient rating (SEER) and for purchasing an ENERGY STAR® qualified dehumidifier or room air conditioner. L&P also offered money saving coupons for compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and light emitting diode (LED) holiday lights.

            Also benefitting were commercial and industrial customers, which received an incentive for installing more efficient lighting, motors, air systems, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and building management systems.

            Many of the same incentives are being offered to customers in 2011. For a complete list of incentives and to learn more about L&P’s Energy Smart Program, see the website atwww.tclp.org.

            The Energy Optimization goals were established by Public Act 295, enacted in 2008 by the State of Michigan as the Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act with the oversight of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

            Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at competitive 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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