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Grand Haven Board of Light & Power Sends Crew to Florida to Support Hurricane Relief

The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power (BLP) has sent a crew to Winter Park, FL to support local authorities in restoring the electrical system following Hurricane Ian. Three line workers along with a bucket truck and digger derrick truck will join scores of crews from across the country to assist central Florida where over 300,000 people have already...

Reducing Risk from Global Energy Markets

The unreliability of goods and services during the pandemic revealed to consumers just how interconnected the global economy is. Whether it was computer chips or toilet paper, disruptions to the “supply chain” affected nearly everyone. The impact of global events like the war in Ukraine and the pandemic has also had an impact on energy markets, both in the availability...

What Electric Vehicles Mean for Grand Haven’s Electric System

With many electric vehicles already on the road, the city of Grand Haven is currently preparing to welcome the fast-approaching future of EVs, including the addition of charging stations at Grand Haven State Park. As automotive companies increase production, the success of this transition will rely not only on these more publicly visible charging points but also on less visible...
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Grand Haven Board of Light & Power Adopts Resolution to Support Cohesive Plan with Grand Haven City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  The locally-owned utility company recommends appointing Varnum as its legal counsel GRAND HAVEN, MICH., Aug. 3, 2022 – The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power (BLP) Board of Directors met on Aug. 3 to adopt a resolution that supports a proactive and cohesive plan with the Grand Haven City Council to deliver quality service for...
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Grand Haven Board of Light & Power Proposes Intragovernmental Agreement, $16.1 Million Transfer to City for Environmental Remediation at Sims Site

COMMUNITY NEWS Grand Haven, MI — The Grand Haven Board of Light and Power (BLP) reviewed several elements that they believe should be included in a proposed Intragovernmental Environmental Liability Allocation and Assignment Agreement between the BLP and the City of Grand Haven to move forward with environmental cleanup at the former Sims Power Plant site. The Board discussion comes...
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Solar’s Place in Our Renewable Energy Supply

Until recent complications delayed worldwide supply chains, renewable energy installations including solar projects were on the rise, with costs decreasing as production efficiencies increased. These installations are a necessary component for meeting our national carbon reduction goal of 50% (from 2005 levels) by 2030. In spite of recent supply chain delays and other complicating factors, future large utility-scale solar projects...
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Grand Haven Challenge Accepted – Article in the MMEA newsletter Currents

The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power is featured in the June 2022 Michigan Municipal Electric Associations (MMEA) magazine called Currents The article is called "Grand Haven Challenge Accepted." Click to view 
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MISO Warns of Possible Planned Power Outages, GHBLP Prepared

COMMUNITY NEWS Wednesday, June 1, 2022, | Grand Haven, MI — Earlier this month, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the organization that oversees electricity transmission to Grand Haven and a region spanning over 15 states, warned utilities within its footprint of the possibility of power shortages this summer during peak demand. During these times, portions of MISO’s system may...
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Grand Haven Board of Light & Power Adopts FY2023 Budget and Approves Five-Year Capital Plan

COMMUNITY NEWS Tuesday, May 31, 2022, | Grand Haven, MI — The Grand Haven Board of Light and Power (BLP) approved a FY2023 budget and 5-year capital improvement plan at its Thursday, May 26, 2022 meeting that includes reimplementation of its Power Supply Cost Adjustment (PSCA). “We zeroed out our PSCA two years ago to facilitate our power supply transition...
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Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, on behalf of all of us at the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power, we wish you a safe Memorial Day weekend. In observance of Memorial Day, GHBLP offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022. Remember & Honor Those Who Have Served!