Electric Generation Sources

At a Glance

Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) is able to provide reliable electric service through a diversification in purchase power contracts and ownership in various sources.  A breakdown of TCL&P generation sources are shown in the graphs below.

To view a breakdown by month, select a link below:

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

2019 Monthly Breakdowns

2018 Monthly Breakdowns

2017 Monthly Breakdowns

 Fossil Fuels

TCL&P receives a majority of its generation from the following sources:

Belle River Power Plant


TCL&P and the other municipal members of the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA) have partial ownership of the Belle River Power Plant on the St. Claire River. The fossil fuel power plant uses low-sulfur western coal to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions.

Combustion Turbine Plant


A natural gas-fired combustion turbine power plant that serves TCL&P and four other municipal utilities became operational on November 25, 2002. The plant, which is located in Kalkaska County near Thomas and Prough roads, was built in conjunction with MPPA.

J.H. Campbell Generating Complex


TCL&P and the other municipal members of MPPA have partial ownership of the J. H. Campbell Generating Complex near Grand Haven. The complex produces electricity for Traverse City and several other Michigan communities.

Renewable Energy

Click here to learn about our renewable energy portfolio and current percentage of generation coming from these renewable sources.

[Last Updated: 2/8/2021 11:40:14 AM]