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Consumers Energy Investing Nearly $440 Million to Enhance Safety, Reliability of Natural Gas System

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2017 12:00 PM

JACKSON, Mich., May 22, 2017 – Focusing on safety and reliability, Consumers Energy is spending nearly $440 million this year to modernize its natural gas system.

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Consumers Energy, Grand Valley State University Celebrate Opening of Leadership Center in Grand Rapids

Michigan Business Network
April 28, 2017 5:00 PM

Russell Leadership Center Named for Company’s Former CEO

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 28, 2017 – Officials from Consumers Energy and Grand Valley State University today celebrated the opening of the John G. Russell Leadership Center on the school’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, which will train the next generation of leaders for the energy provider.

“Consumers Energy has a 130-year history of serving Michigan. The new Russell Leadership Center is a vital example of the way we are preparing to continue that service for generations to come,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “This new center helps us take the next step as we work to leave our company, the city of Grand Rapids and our home state of Michigan better than we found them.”

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Storm Preparation Information from Consumers Energy

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2017 5:30 PM

JACKSON, Mich., April 26, 2017 – Word from Consumers Energy: Several waves of strong thunderstorms are expected across Lower Michigan from late Wednesday through late Thursday afternoon, with winds gusting up to 55 mph.

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Consumers Energy Offers Appliance Recycling, Helping Michigan Residents Reduce Costs and Earn Rebates

Michigan Business Network
April 21, 2017 4:00 PM

JACKSON, Mich., April 17, 2017 – As Michigan residents start their spring cleaning, Consumers Energy is encouraging people to turn old household items into cash through its appliance recycling program.

Consumers Energy expects to recycle over 20,000 old refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners and dehumidifiers this year. The energy provider started offering appliance recycling again after suspending its program in November.

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April Declared Safe Digging Month in Michigan; Consumers Energy Offers Tips to Complete Projects Safely

Michigan Business Network
April 11, 2017 6:00 PM

Most Dig-in Damages Due to No Call to 811

JACKSON, Mich., April 10, 2017 – Consumers Energy has safety tips for do-it-yourselfers and contractors gearing up for digging projects this spring, and Gov. Rick Snyder is declaring April as Dig Safely Month to reinforce the importance of these reminders to Michigan residents.

“The No. 1 precaution to avoid underground utilities and perform a digging project safely is to first contact MISS DIG 811 before putting a shovel, backhoe, rototiller or any earth-moving equipment in the ground,” said Charles Crews, Consumers Energy’s vice president of gas operations. “The safety of our employees, our customers and our communities is the top priority at Consumers Energy. We want to emphasize it is simple and free to have underground utilities marked, and it is also the law if you are using power equipment.”

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Consumers Energy: Lower Peninsula in for some Thunderstorms.

Michigan Business Network
April 10, 2017 12:00 PM

A more organized line of strong and potentially severe thunderstorms entering the southwest part of the state by 4 p.m.

JACKSON, Mich., April 10, 2017 – Consumers Energy shares that this morning’s scattered storms across portions of Michigan will be followed by a more organized line of strong and potentially severe thunderstorms entering the southwest part of the state by 4 p.m. today. The storms are expected to impact much of the Lower Peninsula through this evening and may include wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.

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Consumers Energy Receives U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognition as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

Michigan Business Network
April 6, 2017 11:30 AM

Energy Provider Honored for 4th Time; Helps Customers Cut Bills by Over $1B

JACKSON, Mich., April 6, 2017 – Consumers Energy this morning was again honored nationally for its excellence and commitment to energy efficiency with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“We work to provide energy efficiency solutions that have helped Michigan households and businesses to save over $1 billion on their monthly energy bills since 2009,” said Ted Ykimoff, Consumers Energy’s director of energy efficiency programs. “We are grateful to receive this honor and will continue to help our customers reduce their energy use.”

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Consumers Energy Statement on MPSC Review of Company’s March Wind Storm Response

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2017 5:00 PM

Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy Senior Vice President of Distribution & Customer Operations today issued the following statement

JACKSON, MI — “We welcome the Michigan Public Service Commission’s review of our response to the historic March wind storm. We are proud of the more than 3,400 employees and contractors who worked around the clock to restore power to 360,000 homes and businesses

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Consumers Energy Recognized for Women in Leadership, Diverse Hiring Practices

Michigan Business Network
March 16, 2017 9:00 AM

Recent Awards, Ratings Recognize Consumers Energy’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion during Women’s History Month

 

JACKSON, MI — Consumers Energy was recognized as Company of the Year at the March 1 Michigan Career Mastered Women’s History Leadership in Action Awards event in Dearborn. The company also saw an upward move on the Ernst & Young Women in Power and Utilities Index in 2016. As Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are celebrated in March, the company is proud to be recognized by independent sources for leadership on inclusiveness and diversity.

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Consumers Energy Launches Peak Power Savers: Allows Households to Lower Energy Bills, Receive Credits

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2017 11:00 AM

New Meter Technology Creates Customer Options to Reduce Energy Use, Save Money

JACKSON, MI —Michigan households served by Consumers Energy can now use the power of new upgraded meters to lower their energy costs and help the environment by reducing energy use during key times throughout the year.

Customers are now able to enroll in Consumers Energy’s new Peak Power Savers program, which provides options to lower their bills. Residential customers can sign up for rates that reward them with discounts for shifting their energy use to off-peak times or can allow their air conditioning units to be briefly cycled at certain times to save money.

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