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Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties

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Consumers Energy Response to Michigan Public Service Commission Order on Estimated Bills

Consumers Energy is addressing the issue of estimated customer bills as it works with the Michigan Public Service Commission. We recognize that our performance on this issue does not reflect our standards of customer service, and we are committed to making this right

Consumers Energy’s Budget Plan Provides Households, Businesses with Predictable Energy Bills

Peace of mind in the face of unpredictable weather along with convenience and security are major benefits for Consumers Energy customers who enroll in the monthly Budget Plan.

Growing Saginaw Manufacturer Saving Energy and Money with Incentives from Consumers Energy

Fullerton Tool Receives Rebate Worth Over $26,000 for New Construction. A family-owned tool manufacturer based in Saginaw received $26,291 in rebates from Consumers Energy today for using a program that rewards energy efficiency during new construction.

Consumers Energy Investing Nearly $225 Million to Enhance Safety, Reliability of Natural Gas System

Maintaining a strong focus on safety and reliability, Consumers Energy will spend nearly $225 million this year to upgrade its natural gas system throughout Lower Michigan. “At Consumers Energy we know that safe, reliable delivery of natural gas is a top priority to our customers and our company.

Consumers Energy Reaches out to Contractors, Public: Be Careful Around Wires, Pipes When Working...

Consumers Energy is reaching out to contractors and others as Michigan weather warms up to remind them to look up and look down – to watch out for overhead electric wires and underground electric lines and gas pipelines when doing work outdoors

Consumers Energy Starts Operating First Community Solar Power Plant at Grand Valley State University

Days after it closed seven Michigan coal plants, Consumers Energy today started operations at its first large-scale solar project on 17 acres at Grand Valley State University. “The first location in our Solar Gardens program demonstrates our commitment to building a sustainable future for Michigan,” said Dan Malone, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of energy resources. “We are pleased to work with Grand Valley State University to develop a new source of renewable energy that will help power homes and businesses.”

Consumers Energy Works with Michigan State University to Make Transition from Coal to Natural...

Consumers Energy today congratulated Michigan State University on its transition from coal to natural gas as the energy source for its main campus power plant. “Michigan is at a historic time, making the transition from coal to cleaner forms of energy. We are pleased to play a role in Michigan State University’s transition, providing the natural gas that will fuel the T.B. Simon Power Plant,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer.

Consumers Energy to Complete Meter Installations Next Year; Reaches Halfway Point

With the installation of 900,000 communicating electric meters and 100,000 gas communication modules, Consumers Energy continues to invest in new technology to benefit its residential and business customers. The project will be completed next year, when 1.8 million customers have access to more information and control over how they use their energy

Consumers Energy Employees Volunteering to Support Flint

About 75 Consumers Energy employees are giving their time this week to ensure that Flint residents have clean water to drink, part of an ongoing effort this year by the company to help the Michigan community.

Consumers Energy Supports Maple Syrup Festival Saturday with Volunteers, Community Grant

Volunteers Flip Flapjacks, Serve Refreshments and Help with Demonstrations. About 40 volunteers from Consumers Energy joined with the Fenner Nature Center Saturday to give visitors a taste of how real maple syrup is made and used.

Consumers Energy’s Classic Seven Coal Plants Shutting Down

Consumers Energy’s seven oldest coal plants are shutting down by April 15 after serving Michigan for more than 60 years. Collectively, the plants – affectionately nicknamed the “Classic Seven” – are capable of generating nearly 1,000 megawatts of electricity. Only one other utility in the U.S. is retiring a higher percentage of its coal generation than Consumers Ene

News Release Energy Efficiency Projects Net Michigan International Speedway Incentive Check from Consumers Energy,...

Consumers Energy is supporting the efforts of Michigan International Speedway to be the “greenest” NASCAR track in the country with a $29,460 energy efficiency incentive check.

West Branch Regional Medical Center Saving Energy and Money with Incentive from Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy today presented a $46,348 Business Solutions incentive rebate check to West Branch Regional Medical Center for participating in the company’s energy efficiency program for commercial and industrial customers

Consumers Energy Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility and the fourth-largest U.S. combination utility, announced today changes to its senior leadership team. “We are pleased to announce changes to our Company’s senior leadership team, which builds on successful execution of our strategy, continuity, and our collective ‘all in’ commitment to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric and natural gas service to our customers and the State of Michigan,” said Patti Poppe, incoming president and chief executive officer.

Battle Creek Manufacturer Saving Energy and Money with Incentives from Consumers Energy

A packaging manufacturer investing in Michigan with energy-saving equipment is receiving more than $400,000 in incentives from Consumers Energy. Graphic Packaging International Inc., a global producer of paperboard and folding cartons, received a $416,370 incentive check Wednesday from Consumers Energy executives for their recent improvements, which are saving the company money and energy.

Consumers Energy Tells Michigan Residents:Protect Yourselves Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

As March in Michigan starts with more wintry weather, Consumers Energy is encouraging residents to take steps to protect themselves against the lethal threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Consumers Energy Employees Help Michigan Families Stay Warm Through Over 30 Walks for Warmth

Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees are helping Michigan families stay warm this winter by taking part in over 30 Walks for Warmth across the state.

Consumers Energy Reminds Michigan Residents to File Home Heating Credits at Tax Time

Consumers Energy is reminding Michigan residents that heating bill assistance may be as close as the pen you hold in your hand, and encourages those eligible to complete the Michigan Home Heating Credit and federal Earned Income Tax Credit.

Consumers Energy, Employees Strengthen Communities by Giving to Michigan Nonprofits in 2015

Consumers Energy and its employees continued their strong record of contributing to Michigan’s nonprofit organizations in 2015, giving their time and money to support early childhood education, United Ways, Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other groups that are strengthening communities across the state

Consumers Energy Recognizes Legacy of Michigan Families Through Certification of 33 Historic Farms

Consumers Energy awarded commemorative signs to 33 Michigan Centennial and Sesquicentennial Farms in 2015, recognizing them as being working farms owned by the same families for 100 and 150 years.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.