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Electrical Line Upgrades

GHBLP has contracted with Kent Power to rebuild electric lines in a section of our service area to improve system reliability. Kent Power will be starting the work in January 2021. The project is a system rebuild that includes replacing poles, wires, and service.

The Electrical Line Rebuild Project may require crews to work on or around your property. You may also experience a short power outage to transfer service from the old lines to the new lines. The map below shows the section of the service area that Kent Power will be upgrading.

Service Area Map of Electrical Line Upgrades





Sims Demolition Project

The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power is about four months into the Sims demolition project on Harbor Island, which began with asbestos removal from all areas within the plant. Contractors have removed the Unit III turbine, coal crusher, electrostatic precipitator, and Units I and II coal conveyor belts. The distribution substation on the property is in the process of being consolidated and rebuilt, and the interim heat source equipment for the downtown snowmelt is being installed to ensure we are prepared for winter weather.


The Sims demolition project continues to move forward with the implosion of the Scrubber building, Unit 3 Boiler House and the Chimney. Check out this video clip and learn more about the project at

Scrubber Video provided by Bierlein

JB Sims Unit 3 Boiler House and Chimney Demolition Video provided by Bierlein

GHBLP Public Presentation March 5, 2021