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Holland BPW Studies Snowmelt Expansion

Holland BPW Studies Snowmelt Expansion

The BPW is currently working with Holland-based architect GMB to study and plan for the transition of the snowmelt system from relying on James De Young (JDY) Unit #3 to the Holland Energy Park. With the eventual retirement of Unit #3 at JDY, the proposed plan is for construction of a new snowmelt main from … Continued

Plans for New Generator Interconnect Route

Plans for New Generator Interconnect Route

The Holland BPW has announced plans for the preferred generator interconnect route that will tie in the Holland Energy Park to our community’s existing power distribution system. The proposed 138 kilovolt (kV) line would exit from behind the new plant,…

Update: EPC Contractor Status

Update: EPC Contractor Status

UPDATE: After extending the deadline for EPC contractor bids to September 12, the Holland BPW has received three competitive proposals for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractor that will serve in the construction of the Holland Energy Park. We are…

VIDEO: Demolition Underway at Future Energy Park site

VIDEO: Demolition Underway at Future Energy Park site

Demolition is on schedule at the site of Holland’s future Energy Park. Over the past months, the Holland BPW has completed demolition of nearly all parcels of land necessary for the construction of the new power plant. Currently, contractors are…

HBPW Approves Contracts for Turbines & HRSG units

HBPW Approves Contracts for Turbines & HRSG units

Development of the Holland Energy Park is progressing on schedule with the Board’s recent approval of three important equipment purchases. First, the HBPW contracted with Siemens on the purchase of two natural gas combustion turbines for $37.7 million. Against bids…

City Council Approves Land Transfer

City Council Approves Land Transfer

In accordance with Michigan PA 425, Holland City Council has approved a land transfer from the Holland Charter Township for a portion of the future site of our community’s new Energy Park. The land consists of the region east of Fairbanks Avenue and north of 8th Street / Chicago Drive, and will be essential space … Continued

The Process of Engaging an EPC Contractor Continues

The Process of Engaging an EPC Contractor Continues

We receive a lot of calls from contractors and other local businesses interested in bidding for work on the new energy generating facility. Although we are currently in the process of engaging an EPC contractor who will be making the purchasing decisions for the plant, that process has not yet been completed. As soon as … Continued

Local Fire Departments Conduct Exercise at Future Energy Park Site

Local Fire Departments Conduct Exercise at Future Energy Park Site

Over 30 firefighters from four local fire departments participated in a smoke-out exercise at Fifth St. and Fairbanks last Saturday. The City of Holland, City of Zeeland, Park Township and Holland Township fire departments each took part in the exercise,…

Holland BPW Reuses Materials at Future Power Plant Site and Supports Charities

Holland BPW Reuses Materials at Future Power Plant Site and Supports Charities

May 21, 2014, Holland, MI –. The Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) announced its extensive efforts to reuse and recycle materials at the 26-acre site of Holland’s future power plant today. The site contains a wide variety of items…

Holland Approves Sale of Bonds to Finance New Power Plant

Holland Approves Sale of Bonds to Finance New Power Plant

News Release Release Date: 3/19/2014 Contact: Anne Saliers (616) 355-1658 HOLLAND APPROVES SALE OF BONDS TO FINANCE NEW POWER PLANT March 19, 2014, Holland, Michigan – The City of Holland City Council and the Holland Board of Public Works Board…

Bond Sale Information Available

Bond Sale Information Available

UPDATE: While the initial bond sale is now complete, further bond information is available through the Electronic Municipal Market Access Website (CUSIP 435182) or through your trusted financial adviser.

HBPW EPC Package Available

HBPW EPC Package Available

The BPW is performing a prequalification of potential bidders for the Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) design/build contract. The prequalification process is applicable to potential bidders that have been identified by BPW’s U.S. market information, solicitation to the BPW directly by design and construction firms, and the BPW’s understanding of firms interested in executing the project. … Continued

City Council and HBPW Approve $195 Million Bond Offer

City Council and HBPW Approve $195 Million Bond Offer

At last night’s joint meeting of Holland City Council and the Holland BPW Board of Directors, both groups unanimously approved the sale of up to $195 million in municipal bonds to fund construction of Holland’s new natural gas power plant. As revenue bonds, the amount will be payed back over a 25-year period from electric … Continued

New Power Plant Design Video

New Power Plant Design Video

With the project approved, the site selected and the property acquired, our community needed to determine what our new power plant would like and how it would fit into the surrounding neighborhood. This video presentation helps encapsulate the process the…

West Coast Chamber Presentation: Re-Energizing the Community with Holland BPW

West Coast Chamber Presentation: Re-Energizing the Community with Holland BPW

If you missed the West Coast Chamber’s Early Bird Breakfast this morning, or if you just want another look, check out Dave Koster’s Prezi presentation. You can also download a PDF version of the leave-behind brochure, “Ready for OUR Energy…

Michigan Land Use Institute: Holland Working on Community Energy Plan

Michigan Land Use Institute: Holland Working on Community Energy Plan

The Michigan Land Use Institute recently published a story discussing our Community Energy Plan, the new power plant, snow melt expansion and more. Find it online on their website.

New Architectural Designs Presentation

New Architectural Designs Presentation

See the presentation from this evening’s special joint meeting with the HBPW Board of Directors and City Council, where we revealed the architectural design for the new power station. Download the Board Meeting Presentation in PDF Format

Photo Gallery: Local & Regional Public Safety Departments in Action

Photo Gallery: Local & Regional Public Safety Departments in Action

As the former Atmospheric Processing Company awaits demolition to make way for the construction of Holland’s new power generation station, local and regional public safety departments have been using the space to conduct realistic training drills and other live exercises. Check out these images to see Holland’s Police and Fire departments in action earlier this winter.


New Power Plant Architectural Design