Renewable and Efficient Energy Plan
Public Act 295 (PA295) was signed into Michigan law in October 2008, to promote the development of clean energy, renewable energy, and energy optimization (EO) through the implementation of a clean, renewable, and energy efficient standard. The intention of the Act is to diversify the resources used to reliably meet the state's energy needs, provide greater energy security through the use of indigenous energy resources available within the state, encourage private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and provide improved air quality.
Prior to this Act, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has had no authority over the municipal utilities in this state. This Act, however, defines "Electric provider" not only as the entities regulated by the state, but the municipally-owned electric utilities as well.
In order to meet the requirements of the Act, the Holland Board of Public Works provided an opportunity for public comment on the proposed plans. The period of public comment commenced on March 9, 2009 via e-mail and paper submittals.A public hearing was held on March 19, 2009, at which time the period of public comment concluded.
The documents below will be part of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and EO filings, and must be approved by the HBPW Board of Directors, Holland City Council and the MPSC. Each document is formatted according to the templates provided by the MPSC: