Yesterday, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced a public comment period for the Holland BPW’s application to build a new Combined Heat and Power plant. The public comment period will begin October 28, 2013 and will run through November 27, 2013. Although the installation… Read More»
Early last week, Dave Koster, general manager at the Holland BPW, was on the air with WPNW, “The Pledge.” Koster discussed the location for the proposed new energy facility as well as some of the reactions from business tenants and residents most affected by the… Read More»
Site At East End Of Holland Well Suited To Project Needs Holland, MI—The Holland Board of Public Works today announced that Holland City Council has approved a buy/sell agreement for a parcel of land that will be the cornerstone of the community’s new power generating… Read More»
Holland Board of Public Works electric customers looking to support alternative energy can now choose to have a portion or all of their electricity generated by renewable sources. Beginning July 1, 2013, HBPW will offer an Elective Renewable Energy rate to all customers. “Offering this… Read More»
From the Holland Sentinel | Read Full Article Holland — The Holland Board of Public Works was awarded Monday the Diamond recognition from the American Public Power Association. The award recognizes companies that provide the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service to its… Read More»
Annette Manwell | From the Holland Sentinel | Read the Full Article Holland — HDR, the firm that recommended that the city of Holland choose combined cycle natural gas for its electrical generation, also could become the engineer for the project. The Holland City Council… Read More»
Holland, MI— The Holland BPW has voted to recommend a 20 year renewable energy wind contract with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA) which will purchase the energy from Beebe Wind LLC, located in Ithaca, MI. This contract is the second wind energy power purchase… Read More»
With City Hall’s approval for the Holland BPW’s recommendations for new power generation in Holland, it’s time to start looking at the next steps in the process: Engage services of an owner’s engineer to assist with management of the project. Initiate the site selection process… Read More»
From the Holland Sentinel Holland — The city of Holland and its Board of Public Works will move forward with the 114-megawatt combined cycle natural gas power plant. The city council voted 8-1 Wednesday to approve a resolution of support for the BPW staff recommendation… Read More»
By Staff Reports in the Holland Sentinel
Holland — To put its current discussion in a Historical context, the Holland Board of Public Works reprinted a brochure circa 1940 that it distributed when the now aging James De Young coal power plant was new.
The brochure — along with a modern companion brochure and a deck of cards — were at place settings for the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast event Tuesday, which was sponsored by the BPW.
The vintage brochure with its simplistic illustrations was compared against a “sustainable return on investment” study the BPW recently completed.
“It’s not the first time we’ve had this conversation … our tools are a little more sophisticated,” according to the BPW’s modern brochure.
The aging, coal-fired James Deyoung power plant became controversial recently as the Board of Public Works weighed whether to expand the plant.
The Holland Board of Public Works Board of Directors approved Monday a resolution that states it is on board with its staff’s recommendation to move ahead with a natural gas power plant to supply electricity in Holland.
What will happen to the James DeYoung power plant in the future is unclear.[Photo Caption: The Holland Board of Public Works reprinted a 1940s-era brochure, along with a new one and presented it at a Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.]
If you missed last night’s joint study session capstone event, or if you just want to review the presentation again, you can download it using the link below.
Levelized cost is often cited as a convenient summary measure of the overall competitiveness of different generating technologies. It represents the per-kilowatt hour cost (in real dollars) of building and operating a generating plant over an assumed financial life and duty cycle.
Looking at a graph of levelized cost helps us visualize the data from our SROI a little easier.
We’ve been actively engaging the Holland community for over a year now. With the release of the SROI results in August, we began an official period for public comment to collect opinions and questions from anyone interested in our future energy decision. Below, we’ve distilled… Read More»
Will review with Community Stakeholder Panel October 29 before formal submission to Board and City Council in November. Holland,MI—The recommendations for future power generation released today by the Holland Board of Public Works would lead to dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases and particulate emissions, while… Read More»
On Monday, October 29, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm, the City of Holland City Council and the Holland Board of Public Works will host a Joint Study Session at the DoubleTree Hotel in Holland, MI. The event will serve as the “Capstone” Event for the Sustainable Return… Read More»
Over the past several years we have considered a number of ways to meet our community’s need for more base load power. It’s a complex question. We hired HDR, a global independent consulting firm, to help us conduct an exhaustive sustainable return on investment study… Read More»