icon renewable energy gray 72Distributed Generation (DG) is a convenient program designed to help customers succeed in generating their own renewable electric power while reducing their monthly electric bills. Customers may install their own renewable energy generator at their homes or business while staying connected to the reliable HBPW electric grid. 

Distributed Generation helps lower your electric bill and allows you to access the HBPW electric grid as a backup. Participating customers are responsible for purchasing, installing, and maintaining their own generators.

Renewable electric power can be generated using solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, an energy storage system, or qualified biomass resources.

Distributed Generation Application
Lower Your Electric Bill

Distributed Generation helps lower your electric bill. The energy you generate each month will be applied as a credit up to the amount of energy used during that billing cycle.

Distributed Generation Credits

The amount received through Distributed Generation credits is dependent on the size of the generation system.

 Category 1Category 2Category 3
Generator Size ≤ 30 kW > 30 to ≤ 125 kW > 125 kW to ≤ 550 kW
Max DG System Annual Electric Needs Annual Electric Needs Annual Electric Needs
Inflow Rate Customer's Current Rate Customer's Current Rate Customer's Current rate
Outflow Rate Distributed Energy Value Distributed Energy Value HBPW Avoided Cost*
Interconnect Study As Needed Yes Yes

*Avoided Costs are the lower of Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) or least internal cost of generation.

Reliable Energy Backup

As a Distributed Generation customer, Holland Board of Public Works provides you a reliable backup for your own power generation. DG allows you to remain connected to the grid, even though you generate electricity through your own renewable energy source. During times when more power than your eligible generator produces is needed, the extra energy is supplied to you by Holland Board of Public Works.


Frequently Asked Questions


More Information

Complete details of the Distributed Generation program are listed in the pdf Electric Terms of Service Rate Book (644 KB) .

icon questionsContact

Electrical Engineering - 616.355.1603, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.