Renewable Energy Projects Details

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. In 2014, TCL&P signed over ownership of the turbine to Heritage Sustainable Energy, LLC, owners of Stoney Corner Wind Farm. TCL&P continues to buy the output of the turbine.

 

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.

Pegasus Wind Farm
Located in Tuscola County, TCL&P along with other municipal members of the Michigan Public Power Agency are purchasing from the Pegasus Project.

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.

 

M-72 Solar
TCL&P along with the City of Traverse City and Heritage Sustainable Energy, LLC celebrated the completion of the M-72 Solar Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 26, 2017. 

This collaborative project, located near the state's first commercial wind turbine, will provide 1 megawatt of solar energy towards the City of Traverse City's 100% renewable goal. In December 2016, the City Commission adopted a resolution to obtain 100% of the electricity each City operation uses from renewable sources by 2020.

 

 

Assembly Solar (Ranger)
Located in Shiawassee County, Ranger Power’s Assembly Solar project is the largest solar power generation facility in the State of Michigan spanning over 1,900 acres. Once complete, the Assembly Solar Project will generate at least 239 megawatts of electricity.

 

 

COMMUNITY SOLAR STATISTICS 
Cherryland Electric Cooperative Headquarters

 

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[Last Updated: 4/27/2021 11:23:49 AM]