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Zeeland Board of Public Works Celebrates Public Power Week, October 1-7

Zeeland Board of Public Works Celebrates Public Power Week, October 1-7


The Zeeland Board of Public Works (BPW) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 1-7, along with 2,000 other community-powered, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. 

“Public Power Week allows us to highlight our community and those who we serve, and the positive impact local municipal electrical power has on its community. Our team lives here and works here and we’re all working to make the community we live in a better place and make our community stronger,” said Brian Coots, Transmission and Distribution Manager at the BPW.  

Zeeland BPW is powered by our incredible community which comes with heapings of benefits including: 


    ●  Low electric rates                   

    ●  High reliability                    

    ●  Dedicated local service                        

    ●  Community focused initiatives 

    ●  Economic development 

    ●  Local decision-making 


    Coots continues, “Seeing the impact of change in our own backyard and how we can adapt to meet the needs of our customers is what makes me proud to be part of a publicly owned utility company.”               

    Zeeland BPW invites community members to participate in Public Power Week through a variety of ways, one of which is a coloring contest for our local 1st-4th grade students.                        

    [See images from 2022 Contest]   

    Follow along on Facebook as Zeeland BPW celebrates the week and tell them what local ownership means to you. 

About Zeeland Board of Public Works

The Zeeland Board of Public Works is a community-focused utility provider dedicated to delivering reliable and sustainable services to the residents of Zeeland. Committed to innovation and excellence, the Board strives to create a brighter future for all through the provision of essential utilities and exceptional customer service. 

Public Power Week is an annual national observance coordinated by the American Public Power Association. The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. It advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Its members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power. More at 

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