Grand Haven Board of Light & Power officials spotted the first peregrine falcon egg of the season Monday. It was in the pair’s perennial nest, high above the municipal utility’s Sims plant on Harbor Island.
BLP board resists city’s order for purchasing oversight.
At a total cost of more than $5.7 million, the project is expected to be completed this spring.
The first step is tearing down the coal-fired Sims plant on Harbor Island. It will be demolished by June 2020, when the utility can first gain full access to the grid market.
In a decision long-awaited by residents, activists and stakeholders, the Grand Haven City Council voted unanimously Monday to authorize the closure of the Sims power plant in June 2020.
The Board of Light & Power’s coal-burning plant on Harbor Island is slated to close in less than two years, but the storied past of the island environment presents challenges for future development.
BLP hosts first of five forums Monday evening; City Council divided on process.
Community forums are scheduled for Nov. 5-7 at the Grand Haven Community Center. Business forums are set for Nov. 6-7 at the BLP headquarters, 1700 Eaton Drive, Grand Haven.
The Grand Haven City Council this week approved the Board of Light & Power’s first-ever wholesale purchase of solar power.
Grand Haven needs a new power solution. That’s not some radical environmentalist fantasy — it’s just a fact.
Town hall-style meetings at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave., on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15-16.
A plan to bury power lines along a stretch of Harbor Drive to coincide with the city’s upcoming street and utility reconstruction project received backing from the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power on Thursday.
The consultant tasked with evaluating the Board of Light & Power’s 35-year-old Sims III power plant attended Thursday afternoon’s BLP board meeting to address the recently released report, which notes an investment of $35 million is needed over the next several years to keep it safe and reliable.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources banded three male peregrine falcon chicks Tuesday morning at the J.B. Sims Generating Station on Harbor Island. The nesting box is located 240 feet up on the plant's emissions stack, and to date has
A Wednesday meeting with the BLP and City Council is planned to discuss the findings of the report.