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 tackling the largest of the… Read More»
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 from two other global manufacturers,… Read More»
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… Read More»
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,… Read More»
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, which they have called a… Read More»
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 that the utility will move… Read More»
The Official Statement from the City of Holland for its $158.84 million bond offer is now available. Find a downloadable PDF of the statement here.
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 of Directors voted, in a… Read More»
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.
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… Read More»
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… Read More»
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 Blue Ribbon Panel took in… Read More»
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 Future.”
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.
Progress for the new power facility and energy park development continues. Holland BPW partner, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), is now seeking qualified contractors for demolitions work. View the RFQ issued by ERM
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
Mark your calendars for this Wednesday, Jan 22 at 5:30 PM. During a special joint meeting with the HBPW Board of Directors and City Council, we’ll be revealing the architectural design for the new power station! The event will be held in the Council Chambers… Read More»
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… Read More»
Our community took a big step forward December 4, with notification from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) that the agency has approved the Permit To Install for Holland’s new gas-fired power generating facility. MDEQ said it received no public comments or requests for… Read More»
Listen as Dan Nally, Business Services Director at the HBPW, discusses Holland’s energy plan and the use of the sustainable return on investment on WGVU. Dan’s interview was first broadcast on WGVU’s “The Morning Show” with Shelley Irwin as part of the monthly “Sustainable Community Voices”… Read More»