Consumers Energy Provides Nearly $48,000 Energy Efficiency Incentive Check to City of Grand Rapids

Improvements to Lake Michigan Water Plant Create Energy Savings

Washington, D.C. – January 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Improvements to the city of Grand Rapids’ Lake Michigan water filtration plant have earned the city a nearly $48,000 incentive payment from Consumers Energy.

Dan Malone, the company’s senior vice president of energy resources, presented the $47,827 incentive check to Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and city commissioners this morning at Grand Rapids City Hall.

“With completion of these projects, the city has received more than a half million dollars in incentives to reduce their electrical use and increase their energy savings for their residents,” Malone said. “We fulfill our Promise to care for the communities we serve by helping cities like Grand Rapids lower and manage their energy bills. This project is a perfect example of why we need the state Legislature to pass a Michigan-first energy policy and keep the momentum going on energy savings and energy waste reduction.”

The incentive payment is tied to recent construction at the city’s water filtration plant along Lake Michigan in Grand Haven Township. Work included updated interior lighting and controls and a variety of improvements to the building’s heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

“The city and its residents have greatly benefitted from these energy efficiency programs,” Bliss said. “The city’s continued focus on sustainability and energy efficiency has resulted in programs saving more than 16 million kilowatt hours of electricity since 2009. These important programs are saving energy and money for the citizens of Grand Rapids.”

Consumers Energy has helped Michigan save more than $855 million through energy efficiency since 2009. Learn more about energy efficiency at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/save, including information on nearly 400 rebates available to businesses.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Media Contacts:
Consumers Energy: Roger Morgenstern, 616-530-4364, or Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394
City of Grand Rapids: Steve Guitar, 616-456-3773
For more information about Consumers Energy, go to www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

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