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Traverse City Light and Power Board Gets Update on Utility’s Climate Action Plan

The Traverse City Light and Power Board in June received an update on the development of TCLP’s climate action plan. 

The plan aims to identify innovative utility solutions designed to reduce the Michigan public power utility’s carbon impact while protecting grid resiliency.

Solutions to assist in this effort include distributed energy resources, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable generation, with a key focus being decarbonization, the utility said.

In May, the Climate Action Plan update focused on current practices and opportunities for moving forward. 

The focus in June was on the most technical and critical portion, the integrated resource plan segment of the Climate Action Plan development. This segment is focused on meeting TCLP’s 100% renewable goals while sustaining reliable and resilient energy for its customers.

The next steps include TCLP staff further evaluating, prioritizing, and preparing for updates to TCLP’s corporate strategic plan.

The updated corporate strategic plan will be formally considered by the TCLP Board and presented for approval by the end of 2023.