• CAP@TCLP.org
  • 1131 Hastings St, Traverse City, MI 49686

Preliminary Tactics & Recommendations

Below are developing strategies and tactics for TCLP’s Climate Action Plan. Please take the opportunity to provide feedback here.

Energy Portfolio & Impactful Energy Utilization

  • Decarbonization decision making
  • Continue to invest in renewables and electric storage
  • Minimize and eventually eliminate fossil fuel utilization
  • Leverage and encourage distributed energy resources
  •  Increase energy efficiency strategy efforts with investments and rebates
  • Increase demand response strategy efforts
    • Updated rate designs (i.e. time of use, electric transportation and heating)
  • Explore innovation and demonstration projects (i.e. microgrids, local renewable siting)
  • Significant efforts towards community energy literacy

Customer Programs: Commercial & Industrial, Residential

  • Encourage and enable customer utilization of available federal, state and local funding opportunities
  • Develop integrated energy programs that leverages and couples the following tactics:
    • Energy efficiency investments
    • Electrification (building & transportation)
    • Solar & storage placements
    • Demand response
  • Target electrification and solar placement barriers with rebate offerings
    • Building electric system updates
    • Vehicle charging equipment
    • Building envelope and heating comfort 
    • Emergency backup needs
  •  Rebates and investments designed to address all decision-making costs (i.e. energy, infrastructure, societal)
  •  Promote and expand utilization of on-bill financing programs
  • Partner with contractors and building trades leaders to increase education and enhance the electrification journey
  • Partner with local and regional groups to increase electric living and commercial operations readiness
    • Residential and Commercial kitchens
    • Hospitality businesses (heating and cooling spaces)
    • Electric Vehicle guests  

Renewables, Journey, Decarbonization, Battery Storage

  • Evaluate value and feasibility of ground-source or water-source district heating and cooling utility
  •  Pair rebates and other financial incentives with demand response program participation
  •  Encourage and promote demand response program participation in order to accomplish the following:
    • Inform equipment operations about time-of-use rate schedules.
    • Allow real-time management of demand within customer-friendly limits
    • Allow (at customer option) emergency management of demand as needed to qualify as MISO capacity resources.