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The end of an era by Alexander Sinn, Grand Haven Tribune
A pair of fluffy, fiery falcon chicks living high above Harbor Island will be the J.B. Sims plant’s final residents. The closure of the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power’s coal-fired plant a year from now spells the end of the era for West Michigan’s most productive peregrine falcon chick banding site. The two chicks, one male and one...
BLP replaces canceled wind investment with lower-cost solar, by ALEXANDER SINN, Grand Haven Tribune
The Board of Light & Power is banking on renewable energy sources to provide the Grand Haven area's power supply long into the future. A wind project in the Thumb region of Michigan, to which the BLP had committed, was recently canceled. Instead of wind, the local utility will be getting increased solar power. The BLP had invested in a...
Just released – Commercial & Industrial Energy Waste Reduction Brochure
The GHBLP’S Energy Smart Program makes it easy and more affordable for Commercial & Industrial businesses to reduce energy consumption and overall electric charges. The Energy Smart Program provides rebates for qualifying prescriptive and custom energy saving updates. Whether you run a restaurant, small shop, retail store, or large industrial business, the BLP can help you gain a competitive advantage...
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Recent Board and City Council Communications
Board-City Council Correspondence November 5 2018 – March 6 2019
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High Winds Expected throughout the day!
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Board of Light & Power’s Sims Power Plant Offline
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Grand Haven-- The Board of Light & Power’s J.B. Sims Generating Station on Harbor Island was taken offline the evening of Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:26 PM due to a piping failure. Power Supply Manager Erik Booth reported, “Plant staff did an excellent job of taking immediate action to respond and safely bring the plant...
Grand Haven BLP Customers Lose Power Due To Freezing Rain and Ice
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Grand Haven-- Freezing rain and ice was the cause of power outages to Board of Light & Power customers beginning in the early hours of the morning on February 6, 2019. Grand Haven Tribune - photo credit to Becky Vargo The first reported outage affected 808 customers at 1:51 AM in the...