Traverse City Light & Power Recognized Nationally for 2021 Electric Reliability

Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) has been recognized nationally by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2021.

APPA is a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

They also help electric utilities track power outage and restoration data using their subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. This data is compared to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration once per year for all types of electric utilities.

“The entire TCL&P team (ranging from its Board and Executive Leadership to employees, both in the office and in the field) is honored and proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to our commitment to be an industry influencer as we keep Traverse City powered and connected,” said Brandie Ekren, TCL&P Executive Director.

“Once again, public power utilities have demonstrated their commitment to providing highly reliable power to their customers.” stated Alex Hofmann, APPA’s Vice President of Technical and Operations Services. “We commend these utilities for their hard work when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”

Traverse City Light & Power says they have been committed to “increasing reliability with system improvement projects that have included the West Side Transmission Line Upgrade, construction of the south substation and adding new breakers to both the Barlow and Parson substations.”

TCL&P states that for this year, they will be upgrading the Barlow and Parsons Transmission Line, along with other projects.