In October 2018 Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) celebrated the grand opening of Holland Energy Park, the next phase in the journey to sustainable, long-term energy use for Holland. Holland Energy Park is a critical component in the City of Holland’s long-range Community Energy Plan, a 40-year plan to become a world-class leader in energy security, affordability, sustainability and efficiency.
Holland Energy Park fulfills three core functions:
to be a world-class resource that provides a sustainable and long-term energy source and an educational hub
to be a destination that provides activities that connect HEP to the community;
and also to be a gateway-enhancing eastern access into the City of Holland.
The $240-million Holland Energy Park features:
a modern building design that creates an eastern gateway to the City of Holland.
a 50% reduction in carbon emissions and the virtual elimination of solid particle pollutants.
double the fuel efficiency of Holland’s past power generation.
walking trails around the plant with plans to connect Windmill Island Gardens to the Macatawa Greenway trail system.
an expansion of Holland’s innovative snowmelt system.
the latest combined-cycle natural gas generating technology, producing up to 145 megawatts of power to meet the needs of a growing community.
an interactive Visitor Center featuring 3780 square-feet of exhibit space.
Tours will begin at 3:00 p.m. There will be an introduction in the lobby where we will split into smaller groups of 10-12 people, rotating through the plant tour with HEP staff. When not inside the plant you will be upstairs in the visitor center exploring that space and receiving a partially guided tour. Tours are typically 20-30 minutes.
Tour participants should be in closed toed, flat shoes. HEP will provide safety glasses and hardhats.
Following completion of the tours, you are invited to join us at Hops at 84 East. We estimate happy hour to begin around 4:15 p.m. If you can’t make the tour, you are welcome to attend just the happy hour. Appetizers will be served and each registrant will also receive a drink ticket for a complimentary drink.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 15. If you need to cancel, please do so before the deadline. Because of our contractual obligation to Hops at 84 East, we will not be able to refund registrations after this date and any unpaid registrations will be invoiced. If you have any questions, email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding.