Holland Board of Public Works Celebrates Public Power Week, Oct. 4-10
September 29, 2015, Holland, Michigan – Holland Board of Public Works is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 4-10, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans.
“Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity HBPW provides to our community,” said Dave Koster, general manager, HBPW. “Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to our citizens.”
“Our service is reliable, affordable and safe, and we take pride in serving our friends and neighbors,” said Koster.
Holland BPW invites customers to participate in a variety of Public Power Week events. Activities include:
• Stop by the HBPW Service Center from noon to 5 pm. on Friday Oct. 9 for free doughnuts, cider and kid’s giveaways. Visit www.hollandbpw.com for more information.
• The Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute will be holding its first annual event, Energize YOU! on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Midtown Center in Holland. There will be a hands-on-ask-the-expert expo, student videos and awards, an update on the Holland Energy Park and Holland’s standing competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, refreshments and more. Visit https://blogs.hope.edu/sustainability-institute/ for more information.
Today, Holland BPW has 175 employees, and provides electric, water, wastewater treatment and broadband utility services to nearly 28,000 business and residential customers in the Holland area.