September 29, 2015, Holland, Michigan – Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 2-8, 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 Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 7. Details include:

• Visit the HBPW Service Center (625 Hastings Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 7 for Crane’s doughnuts and cider, free LED PAR lights, a Plinko game and kid’s giveaways including plastic hard hats, stickers, coloring books, mini footballs and more.

Today, Holland BPW has 175 employees, and provides electric, water, wastewater treatment and broadband utility services to more than 28,000 business and residential customers in the Holland area.

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