MPPA Members

Michigan Public Power Agency is a project-based agency. The 22 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 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 approximately 20,000 customers in the service


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


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

Eaton Rapids

The Eaton Rapids City Electric Department, established in 1898, serves approximately 2,800 customers. The Department maintains all the distribution lines and transformers in the City. There are 230 miles of electric lines, 584 street lights

Grand Haven

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

Harbor Springs

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


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


The Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) provides electricity to approximately 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


Founded in 1885, the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) 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


The City of Lowell has a rich heritage dating back to the early 1800s. Lowell Light & Power (LL&P) was established in 1895 and began operating its first generating plant in 1896. Today Lowell Light


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


The City of Niles Utilities Department is owned and operated by the City of Niles for the sole purpose of providing quality electric, water, and wastewater treatment services. Today these three utilities serve a population

Paw Paw

The Village of Paw Paw was established in 1859. In 1967, the Village and Township were named after the river, so named by the indigenous population from the paw paw fruit that grew thickly along


The Petoskey Department of Public Works serves approximately 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


The Portland Electric Department was established in 1896 to provide electricity to the Village of Portland and currently serves approximately 2,500 customers. The Department operates and maintains a diesel generator plant, hydro plant, sub-stations and


Sebewaing Light and Water (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

South Haven

The City of South Haven Electric Department is responsible for the maintenance and construction of the electrical system for City and the Surrounding Townships of South Haven, Geneva, Casco and Covert. South Haven’s electrical department

St. Louis

The St. Louis Electric Department serves approximately 1,900 customers. This department maintains distribution lines consisting of 22 miles of overhead line and 3 miles of underground line, as well as all the transformers in the


The Electric Department has served the Sturgis area since its inception in 1896. Today, the department serves approximately 7,200 customers within the City of Sturgis and other parts of St. Joseph County. The majority of

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


The Wyandotte Municipal Services was founded in 1894 and currently serves approximately 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


The Zeeland Board of Public Works (ZBPW) 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

Associate Members:

Clinton, Coldwater, Croswell, Hillsdale, Marshall, Union City