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MPPA Members

Michigan Public Power Agency is a project-based agency. The 18 full members of MPPA select the projects in which they will participate and the level of their participation. Sixty five percent (65%) of MPPA’s members participate in four or more projects.

Bay City

Bay City

Bay City Electric Light & Power (BCELP) has served the Bay City area since 1868 when it was known as the Bay City Gas Light Company. Today BCELP serves over 20,000 customers in the service area which includes Bay City, and the surrounding townships of Bangor, Frankenlust, Hampton, Monitor, and Portsmouth.

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Charlevoix

Charlevoix

The City of Charlevoix Electric System serves about 4,400 customers in the City and surrounding townships including parts of Charlevoix, Eveline, Hayes and Marion Townships. The system consists of two substations with roughly 2,000 power poles and well over 50 miles of electric wires.

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Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea, Michigan is a thriving small city located in southeastern Michigan. The municipal electric system, established in 1898, provides services to about 2,800 customers including a diverse array of small manufacturing and service industries.

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Eaton Rapids

Eaton Rapids

The Eaton Rapids City Electric Department, established in 1898, serves approximately 2,755 customers. The Department maintains all the distribution lines and transformers in the City. There are 230 miles of electric lines, 584 street lights and 424 transformers within the Eaton system.

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Grand Haven

Grand Haven

Grand Haven Board of Light and Power (GHBLP) is a locally owned utility serving approximately 13,500 customers in the greater Grand Haven area. GHBLP has two electric generating facilities, six substations and approximately 220 miles of electric distribution lines.

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Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs

The City of Harbor Springs is located in Northern Michigan. The Municipality currently services electricity to over 3,400 residential, commercial and industrial customers.

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Hart

Hart

Hart is located approximately six miles inland from Lake Michigan, halfway between Muskegon & Ludington on the western side of Michigan. The Hart Hydro Plant provides services to over 1,300 customers .

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Holland

Holland

The Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) provides electricity to nearly 28,000 customers. From the original 40 streetlights installed in 1893, HBPW has expanded to a service system that includes street lighting, industrial electric service and fiber optic technology.

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Lansing

Lansing

Founded in 1885, the Lansing Board of Water & Light (LBWL) is the largest municipally-owned electric utility in the state and a major employer in the Lansing area. LBWL provides water, electric, steam and chilled water service to more than 95,000 customers in mid-Michigan.

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Lowell

Lowell

The City of Lowell has a rich heritage dating back to the early 1800s. Lowell Light & Power was established in 1895 and began operating its first generating plant in 1896. Today Lowell Light & Power works to supply its 2,600 customers with reliable and affordable electricity.

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Marquette

Marquette

The Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) began operating in 1889 providing electricity to the community via hydro generation on the Dead River under the administration of the City of Marquette. Today, the MBLP is a modern municipal utility serving approximately 16,000 customers in the City of Marquette and all or parts of nine townships: Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, West Branch, Richmond, Chocolay, Skandia, Sands, and Forsyth in Marquette County.

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Petoskey

Petoskey

The Petoskey Department of Public Works serves about 5,300 electric customers and owns entitlements to portions of power-generating plants near Kalkaska, MI, West Olive, MI, Saint Claire, MI and Fremont, Ohio. The City owns two substations and approximately 65 miles of a complete distribution system.

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Portland

Portland

The Portland Electric Department was established in 1896 to provide electricity to the Village of Portland and currently serves more than 2,500 customers. The Department operates and maintains a diesel generator plant, hydro plant, sub-stations and overhead/underground power lines, plus all trucks and equipment.

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Sebewaing

Sebewaing

Sebewaing Light and Power(SL&W) has 12 generating units at 2 separate power plants to provide electricity to its customers over 25 miles of power lines in the Thumb region of Michigan.  SL&W was established in 1911 and provides electric, internet and water services to the Village of Sebewaing.

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St. Louis

St. Louis

The St. Louis Electric Department serves approximately 1,900 customers. This department maintains distribution e 22 miles of overhead line and 3 miles of underground line, as well as all the transformers in the City. The plant is located next to the dam on the Pine River where there are two hydroelectric wheels that supply approximately seven percent of the city's energy.

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Traverse City

Traverse City

For over a century, Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) has been an important part of Traverse City's infrastructure. Owned by the citizens of Traverse City, TCL&P’s roots trace back to 1912 with the purchase of Queen City Light & Power, the Keystone Dam and the property around Brown Bridge Dam. TCL&P provides service to nearly 12,000 customers in Traverse City and part of the outlying areas in Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Paradise and Peninsula Townships.

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Wyandotte

Wyandotte

The Wyandotte Municipal Services was founded in 1894 and currently serves over 12,000 consumers. The municipal electric system has three sources of supply to provide reliable, affordable service. The electric distribution system consists of 69,000-volt transmission lines and 13,200-volt and 4,800-volt distribution lines. The municipal electric utility also installs, maintains and provides electricity for streetlights throughout the community.

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Zeeland

Zeeland

The Zeeland Board of Public Works (BPW) is a municipally owned water and electric utility serving the City of Zeeland and its surrounding community. The BPW’s electric distribution system consists of approximately 137 miles of primary line to service its 6,000 residential, commercial and industrial accounts.

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Associate Members:

 Croswell, Niles, South Haven, Sturgis