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Ice Storm February 6, 2019
Freezing rain and ice have caused power outages throughout the GHBLP system. BLP crews have been working since the early morning hours to restore power throughout the area. A few scattered outages remain in the Grand Haven area. At 8:07 am, West Spring Lake Road customers from Ferrysburg to 168th lost power and crews are currently working to locate the...
Outage Management System Upgrades
Please be aware that on Monday, January 28, 2019, beginning at 10:00 am, the Board of Light & Power’s Outage Management System is scheduled for upgrades. The OMS system will not be available to report an outage or service issue during the upgrade, which will take between 60-90 minutes to complete. If you need to report a power outage during...
Mich. public power city mulls replacements for coal-fired plant
Grand Haven, Michigan, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, expects to decide later this year what will replace the city's 70.4-MW J.B. Sims coal-fired power plant after it generates its last electrons on June 1, 2020, according to David Walters, general manager of the local public power utility. Any solution will most likely include the construction of a 35-40...
Burns McDonnell Final Power Supply Plan
Burns McDonnell Final Power Supply Plan 12-14-2018 Burns McDonnell Presentation of the Power Supply Plan FINAL, December 20, 2018 Board Resolution, December 20, 2018
Presentation, Public Comments, and Video from the Public Forums Nov. 5-7
The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power held five Public Forums this week. Here is the video recording from the Forum on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Burns McDonnel Presentation of the Power Supply Plan November 5-7, 2018 BM Board Presentation-Response to Public Comments
LED Light Bulb Giveaway
We are currently giving away to all BLP Residential Customers a Free LED Light Bulb kit. One per household while supplies last.
Consultant addresses Sims plant report at BLP meeting
Article by Alex Doty- Grand Haven Tribune The consultant tasked with evaluating the Board of Light & Power’s 35-year-old Sims III generating station on Harbor Island attended Thursday afternoon’s BLP board meeting to address the firm’s recently released report, which notes a large investment is needed over the next several years to keep the coal-fired plant safe and reliable. An...
Falcon Chicks Banded at Sims
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials say it was much easier this year to band three male peregrine falcon chicks nesting 240 feet up on the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power’s emissions stack on Harbor Island. “They treated us much better this year,” DNR wildlife biologist Nik Kalejs said. “Last year maybe was an outlier. Last year, she...