Grand Rapids

The Vicinity Energy district energy system has fueled the growth of Grand Rapids since 1897 with resilient thermal energy.
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Our path to decarbonization

Our electrification strategy in Grand Rapids will utilize a combination of electric boilers and other renewable power options, depending upon our unique operational and regulatory considerations in the city.

Electrification progress


We are in the planning stages of electrifying our Grand Rapids operations with the installation of an industrial-scale electric boiler.


The engineering for our first industrial-scale electric boiler has begun.



Grand Rapid's leading organizations trust Vicinity Energy

Products and services in Grand Rapids

Explore the comprehensive range of products and services that are customized to meet your energy needs.


Preventative maintenance in Grand Rapids

Vicinity’s comprehensive maintenance services are offered year-round—during peak usage or before system turn-ons—to optimize steam efficiency, reliability, and cost savings.

Ensure steam traps function correctly and prevent issues that can lead to energy waste, equipment damage, and safety hazards.

Pressure Regulating Valves (PRVs)

Prevent system over-pressurization and relief valves from releasing steam into the atmosphere.


Reduce rust and pipe scale damage to valves and pumps. Ensure heat transfer surfaces are kept free of efficiency reducing deposits.

Ensure efficient operation of the exchangers, tube bundles are not leaking, and that city water is not entering the system through such leaks.

Steam pipe

Deliver safe and reliable steam into the building while reducing potential for steam emissions into the building.

Seasonal and maintenance shutdowns/turn-ons 

Prevent pipes from rotting and prepare systems to be dormant for an extended period by draining the systems for shutdowns.

Confirm adequate operation of key energy transfer equipment, such as heat exchangers, which supply building heat, hot water, or other process loads.

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Meet the Federal Building Performance Standard with district energy

Vicinity’s systems can help you instantly meet the requirements set by the Federal Building Performance Standard (BPS).

Vicinity's bill pay portal is here

Grand Rapids customers can now pay their Vicinity Energy bill online, manage billing notifications, and set up and monthly autopay on Vicinity’s bill pay portal. 

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Connect with our team

Contact our team to learn more about how Vicinity can help Grand Rapids buildings achieve energy and sustainability goals.