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Air Purifier

Air Purifier

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air, and contains many harmful particles that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Space Heaters

Space Heaters

Electric heaters may not be the best answer to staying warm during the winter months. When an electric space heater is used in addition to a central heating system, it often cranks up energy bills.

Smart Power Strips

Smart Power Strips

Smart power strips are designed to sense usage and automatically shut off electricity, saving up to $84 a year in energy costs.

Water Heaters

Water Heaters

The three common classifications of water heaters are tank, tankless, and heat pump. Understanding the differences can help you choose the right water heater for your home.

Induction Cooking Appliances

Induction Cooking Appliances

Unlike traditional stovetops that use thermal conduction, induction cooktops operate by heating cookware with electromagnetic induction.

Heat Pumps for Space Conditioning

Heat Pumps for Space Conditioning

Heat pumps transfer existing heat rather than generating it through burning fossil fuels like a furnace.

Strategic Plan 2024
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Strategic Plan 2024

Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) is forward-thinking and aims to strengthen the community as a local provider of reliable, efficient, and essential utility services.

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Improving Energy Efficiency Together

Holland Community Energy Plan Holland BPW and the City of Holland share a passion for the Community Energy Plan (CEP).

Double Rebate: AC Tune-Up and Dehumidifier
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Double Rebate: AC Tune-Up and Dehumidifier

As the summer heat rises, so does the humidity in your home. To help you beat the heat and humidity, we are doubling our rebate amounts for ENERGY STAR dehumidifiers and AC Tune-Ups during the months of June and July.

The math adds up on buying an EV
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The math adds up on buying an EV

Did you know purchasing an electric vehicle, powered by energy from Holland BPW, can significantly improve your environmental footprint?

Double-Up Appliance Savings

Double-Up Appliance Savings

Between May 13 - May 31, Holland BPW residential electric customers who purchase one of the following appliances through Northgate Appliance will receive an instant rebate 
that is double the typical BPW rebate amount:

James De Young Power Plant Demolition

Demolition of Holland BPW’s retired James De Young (JDY) power plant is underway. 

Power 101

Where Do We Get Power?

We Are Committed to Diversified Power Generation

Holland Board of Public Works offers a diverse energy portfolio, distributing energy from natural gas, coal, wind, biomass, and landfill gas. In fact, with our Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) over 15% of our power comes from sustainable energy sources. This diversity helps us to keep our rates consistent and competitive, sourcing our power from the most affordable option at any given time.

Renewable Solar Energy

Through a partnership with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA), we have power purchase agreements for renewable energy from several large solar arrays in Michigan.

Reliable Electric

The services we provide are essential to the foundation of our community and you need to be able to count on them. How do we measure reliability? In the electric utility, we track performance using industry standards, such as SAIFI and SAIDI, which allow us to benchmark ourselves with other electric providers.

How We Generate Electricity

Holland BPW generates, transmits and distributes electricity to approximately 30,000 customers within the City of Holland, Park Township, Holland Township, Laketown Township and Fillmore Township.

Preparing for Holland Energy Park

Holland Energy Park™ grounds feature paved walking trails that will be integrated into the Macatawa Greenway system. 

Combined Cycle Natural Gas Power Plant

During optimal conditions, Holland Energy Park boasts nearly 60% thermal efficiency in the production of power and heat for the community.