Holland Energy Park

Holland Energy Park

Holland Energy Park

The most powerful plant in the park.

Our engineers, economists and architects worked hand-in-hand with the Holland Board of Public Works and the community to reimagine a new 145 megawatt combined cycle natural gas plant. As the owner's engineer, we tapped a diverse range of expertise from more than 70 of our HDR teammates to help bring the project to life.

We listened closely to understand stakeholders' concerns and priorities by leading a Sustainable Return on Investment process — a first-of-its-kind for the power generation industry — in tandem with a traditional alternatives analysis. One option rose to the top: a 2-on-1 combined cycle plant. Our architects then worked with stakeholders to capture the essence of what the plant and site could become.

We took great care to create a progressive design in a natural, park-like setting complete with paths, a waterfall and extensive natural greenery and wildflowers. Always mindful of the plant's impact, we worked with HBPW to create the first  Envision Platinum Verified power plant. As a nod to a community that's so invested, the design also includes a public gallery to see and learn about power generation. The plant is an integral piece of the surrounding Macatawa Greenspace and an essential element of the Holland Community's Energy Plan, a 40-year plan to reduce the city's overall carbon footprint.

Holland Energy Park
Client
Holland Board of Public Works
Location

Holland, MI
United States

Awards

Innovative Technology Award (2018)
Environmental Excellence Awards
National Association of Environmental Professionals
Best Practices Award - Performance Improvements (2018)
Best Practices Awards
Combined Cycle Journal
Finalist, Best Projects - Public (2018)
Governor's Energy Excellence Awards
Michigan Saves
Finalist, Top Gas Plants (2018)
Power Awards
Power Magazine
Energy/Industrial Project of the Year (2018)
Best Projects
Engineering News-Record
Best Project (2018)
Energy/Industrial
Engineering News-Record Midwest
Shortlist, Engineering Project of the Year (2018)
Platts Global Energy Awards
S&P Global Platts
Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award (2018)
Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards
American Society of Civil Engineers Lansing-Jackson Branch
Certificate of Merit (2018)
Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards
American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Section
National Recognition Award (2018)
Engineering Excellence Awards
American Council of Engineering Companies
Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award (2018)
Engineering Excellence Awards
American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan