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Consumers Energy Crews Continue to Restore Service Following High Wind Event

Michigan Business Network
May 5, 2018 12:00 AM

More than 1,000 wires down; 200 electric poles broken

JACKSON, Mich., May 4, 2018 -- Consumers Energy employees and contractors continue working tonight to restore service after high winds gusting over 55 mph interrupted service to more than 88,000 homes and businesses across the Lower Peninsula.

Restoration efforts will continue into the weekend, with over 1,300 employees and contractors working to safely restore power, including 20 mutual assistance employees arriving Saturday morning from Wisconsin. “The strong winds that blew across the lower half of our state resulted in more than 1,600 downed power lines and over 200 broken poles,” said Guy Packard, the company’s vice president of electric operations.

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Consumers Energy Employees Taking Part in Walks for Warmth to Help Michigan Residents Stay Warm This Winter

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2018 4:00 PM

Raised Nearly $200,000 at Walks Across Michigan in 2017

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 15, 2018 – With Michigan enduring a historically cold winter, Consumers Energy employees are encouraging community members to join them in Walks for Warmth across Michigan, raising funds to help families to stay warm.

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CMS ENERGY Delivers Its 15th Year Of Strong Operational And Financial Results; Raises 2018 Guidance

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2018 9:00 AM

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 14, 2018 – CMS Energy announced today 2017 reported net income of $460 million or $1.64 per share, reflecting a charge associated with federal tax reform, compared to $551 million or $1.98 per share for 2016. After excluding the effect of federal tax reform, CMS Energy delivered adjusted earnings of $2.17 per share, or $610 million of adjusted net income for 2017, toward the high end of company guidance. In 2016, adjusted earnings per share were $2.02.

CMS Energy raised its guidance for 2018 adjusted earnings to $2.30 - $2.34 per share (*See below for important information about non-GAAP measures) or 6 to 8 percent annual adjusted earnings per share growth.

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Consumers Energy Delivers $2.6 Million Check to General Motors for Energy Efficiency Measures

Michigan Business Network
December 6, 2017 3:00 PM

GM Reduces Enough Energy to Power 350 Houses, Heat 2,100 Homes

FLINT, Mich., Dec. 6, 2017 – General Motors Flint Complex has received a $2.6 million incentive payment from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency upgrades, part of the energy provider’s commitment to helping businesses across Michigan lower their energy costs. Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe presented the incentive check to GM officials at the Flint Assembly plant today.

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Consumers Energy Crews Restoring Power Following Severe Overnight Storms

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2017 1:00 PM

Over 100,000 Affected by High Winds; Safety Critical as Work Continues

4:30 PM Update: Crews Surpass Halfway Point in Electric Restoration Work

JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 5, 2017 – Consumers Energy employees and contractors are at work across the Lower Peninsula this morning following severe storms overnight that affected over 100,000 homes and businesses.

Restoration efforts are continuing, with over 1,200 employees and contract workers involved to safely restore power and help customers. Consumers Energy is working to restore power to all affected customers by 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Consumers Energy Showing Thanksgiving Cooking Cost Value

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2017 11:00 AM

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 20, 2017 – Consumers Energy is sharing that the cost of the energy it takes to cook a traditional Thanksgiving feast is less than $2. That value includes the energy – either natural gas or electricity -- for roasting the stuffed 18-pound turkey at the center of the table and for simmering or baking enough side dishes and desert to serve 12 hungry guests.

Customers can increase their energy value even more by using a roasting bag to cut in half the time it takes to cook a turkey, combining several dishes when baking, and keeping the oven door closed. Other tips to trim holiday energy costs are at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/myhome.

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Consumers Energy Says Help is Available for Those in Need as Winter Weather Sets in Across Michigan

Michigan Business Network
November 8, 2017 12:00 PM

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 8, 2017 – As freezing temperatures start to settle in across Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding Michigan families, seniors and those in need that now is the time to reach out for help with winter heating costs.

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CMS Energy Announces Purchase of Lansing-Area Solar Project, Providing Clean Energy to Power 3,300 Homes

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2017 9:00 AM

Delta Solar to Serve Lansing Board of Water & Light Customers

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 3, 2017 – CMS Energy announced today that its subsidiary, CMS Enterprises, is purchasing Delta Solar, a 24-megawatt, two-part solar power project under construction that will provide enough energy to the Lansing Board of Water & Light to power 3,300 homes through a power purchase agreement.

“We are committed to meeting Michigan’s energy needs with reliable and increasingly clean sources of energy, and we are pleased to take ownership of a project that will benefit homes and businesses in our state’s capital region,” said Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy.

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Consumers Energy's Many Roles with Small Business

Michigan Business Beat
September 29, 2017 10:00 AM

Sanju Guinn, Business Account Manager Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI, shares her background and role with Consumers Energy.

Chris Holman finds out what's new and exciting at Consumers. What's consumers role with Michigan small business. Consumer's Energy been a supporter of Michigan Celebrates for the past few years, and now even sponsors the VIP Reception.

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Consumers Energy Prepared for Hot Weather, Issues Tips

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2017 8:00 AM

JACKSON, Mich., September 21, 2017 – Consumers Energy is prepared for the unseasonable hot and humid weather occurring over the next several days, and is offering cooling tip reminders for customers to stay cool, save energy and money through the weekend:

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