GRAND HAVEN ENERGY WELCOMES YOU!
We have turned over 1,000 city resident names, and 400 others to council on August 2nd.
The choices we make today shape the world of tomorrow.
The Grand Haven Energy Organization is a fast-growing community-based group concerned about the future of our electrical energy supply. Our City Council will soon be voting on the issue of authorizing “Revenue Bonds” for the Board of Light and Power for the construction of a new, small gas-powered electricity generating plant, and an office building on Harbor Island.
Before the council votes, we are requesting that they authorize an independent study of the BLP plans. Current plans have been developed by BLP staff, and selected consultants to the BLP.
We are requesting that the council arrange, with local industries, to select an independent consulting organization that is NOT tied to the energy industry, yet is highly qualified in its understanding of the future of energy in the USA.
We invite you to join us both in an effort to understand the issue, and to express your feelings to the Council.
Please look over this site to educate yourself on the issues.
WHAT WHY WHO
This is the Grand Haven Energy Organization’s “What, Why, Who.” We hope you take time to read it. It will help you to understand our community’s future electricity supply issues.
The plans of the Grand Haven Board of Light and Power the Grand Haven area have drawn a strong reaction! As of mid-June, nearly 1,000 people have signed an advisory petition to the City Council to request a second look at the plans, by a qualified organization not directly tied to the energy industry, but with significant experience understanding it.
All around town, people are scratching their heads wondering what is going on. Unfortunately, our local media, though they are trying, is too overwhelmed and under-staffed to truly cover the issues. They try, but the issues are complex.
Both the Grand Haven Energy Organization (GHEO), and the Board of Light and power’s public relations firm, are presenting information to the public. We know we do not have all the answers. Neither do they.
That is why we are encouraging our City Council to arrange for a second look.
This information section contains 3 sections, What? Why? and Who? We hope it will answer your questions..
The $45,000,000 Bond issue for the BLP’s Proposed Project
Tell us about the proposed “Peaker” Gas generating plant
The Downtown Snowmelt System
The proposed new BLP Office Building overlooking the Grand River
The economics of the proposal are questionable.
Renewable Energy Supply and the BLP
Harbor Island and the Environment
What is the Grand Haven BLP?
What is the Grand Haven Energy Organization?