Electric Service

IMG 0315Holland BPW generates, transmits and distributes electricity to more than 27,000 customers in the City of Holland, as well as portions of Holland, Park, Laketown and Filmore townships.

With more than 200 megawatt generation capacity, the Holland Board of Public Works currently uses coal, natural gas and renewable resources to generate electricity, and also purchases power on the open market.

The Holland BPW is a municipally-owned entity, and as such, is not typically bound to the rules of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Holland BPW has:

  • A 138kV transmission loop that covers 24 miles
  • Electric distribution lines that cover more than 600 circuit miles
  • Nine distribution sub-stations
  • 226 Megawatts (MW) of internal generation including three coal-fired turbines and four combustion turbines (one fired on oil, two on either gas or oil and one on gas only Ownership in Consumers Energy's J.H. Campbell Complex and Detroit Edision's Belle River Plant

Holland BPW has staff on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.