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On National Safe Digging Day, Consumers Energy Reminds Public to Notify MISS DIG 8-1-1 Before Digging

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2017 9:00 PM


JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 11, 2017 – Today is National Safe Digging 8-1-1 Day, and Consumers Energy is encouraging Michigan homeowners and business owners to call MISS DIG 8-1-1 before starting digging projects.

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Consumers Energy Names LeeRoy Wells Jr. as Vice President of Operations Support

Michigan Business Network
August 9, 2017 10:00 AM

JACKSON, Mich., August 8, 2017 –Consumers Energy today announced LeeRoy Wells Jr., currently executive director of electric systems operations and maintenance, will be named vice president of operations support, effective August 16, 2017.

Wells will be responsible for the company's supply chain, corporate safety and health, fleet, facilities, and real estate departments within Consumers Energy all of which work to serve the customers every day

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CMS Energy Announces Second Quarter Earnings of $0.33 per Share

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2017 11:00 AM

Reaffirms 2017 Adjusted Earning Guidance

JACKSON, Mich., July 28, 2017 -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $92 million, or $0.33 per share, for the second quarter of 2017 and $291 million, or $1.04 per share, for the first half of 2017. Earnings per share in the first half of 2017, which were the same as 2016 on a reported basis, grew 8 cents or 7 percent compared to 2016 on a weather-normalized basis and are ahead of plan.

CMS Energy reaffirmed its guidance for 2017 adjusted earnings of $2.14 to $2.18 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 Named a ‘Most Trusted Brand’ Among Nation’s Electric, Natural Gas Providers

Michigan Business Network
July 17, 2017 2:00 PM

Company Fourth in U.S., Strengthening Bond with Residential Customers

JACKSON, Mich., July 17, 2017 – An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a “Most Trusted Brand,” ranking it fourth in the nation among providers of electricity and natural gas among residential customers.

“We are focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience to the 6.7 million Michigan residents who count on us for electricity and natural gas every day for their homes or businesses,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “We feel honored that our customers are telling us we are doing well, and we will strive to do even better as we look to the future.”

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Consumers Energy Storm Preparation Information

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Several rounds of thunderstorms, some of them strong to severe, are expected across portions of Michigan beginning early Wednesday through Thursday morning.,

JACKSON, Mich., July 11, 2017 – With forecasts currently anticipating some of these storms may include winds in excess of 50 mph and could result in power outages, downed wires and other safety hazards. Consumers Energy is monitoring the weather closely, mobilizing resources and making other preparations to quickly respond to any service interruptions.

Consumers Energy has been monitoring this developing storm system for several days and is ready to respond. Restoration from last weekend’s storms was completed Monday afternoon. Personnel are getting sufficient rest while we are restocking our mobile storm units and essential materials. The Company is making other preparations to quickly respond to any service interruptions.

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Consumers Energy’s Mio Dam Receives Induction in Hydro Hall of Fame

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2017 5:00 PM

Designation Announced at International Ceremony in Denver

MIO, Mich., June 30, 2017 – Mio Dam, which has been generating clean renewable energy for Michigan residents for more than 100 years and was the first dam to utilize an under-sluice spillway, has been named to the Hydro Hall of Fame.

The Consumers Energy river hydro facility received the honor at a June 27 HydroVision International ceremony in Denver, Colo.

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Consumers Energy Breaks Ground on Cross Winds® Energy Park Phase II

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2017 9:00 AM

Company’s Third Wind Project Will Help Meet Customer Demand with Renewable Energy

CARO, Mich., July 5, 2017 – Consumers Energy broke ground last week on its third wind energy project, Cross Winds Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township.

Michigan’s largest energy provider is working with lead contractor White Construction, which has started building access roads and will begin constructing concrete foundations within two weeks for the 19 new turbines that will be 499 feet tall and generate up to 44 megawatts. White Construction was the contractor for Consumers Energy’s Lake Winds Energy Park near Ludington, Mich.

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SBAM Offers Simple Approach to Energy Solutions for Small Business Owners

Michigan Business Network
June 15, 2017 1:00 PM

June 15, 2017 – The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is working with Consumers Energy and DTE Energy to provide enhanced energy services to small businesses across Michigan through a new “SBAM Energy Solutions” program, being unveiled at today’s SBAM Annual Meeting & Small Business Expo in Lansing.

“We’re Michigan’s only business organization with full-time, dedicated employees devoted to helping entrepreneurs manage energy needs, and SBAM Energy Solutions provides members with easy access to simple solutions,” said SBAM President and CEO Rob Fowler.

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Consumers Energy Keeping Track of Storms

Michigan Business Network
June 14, 2017 11:00 AM

Strong to possibly severe thunderstorms are expected across portions of lower Michigan late Wednesday and into early Thursday morning,

JACKSON, Mich., June 14, 2017 – With forecasts currently anticipating winds gusting up to 60 mph. This active weather pattern could result in power outages. Consumers Energy is monitoring the weather closely, mobilizing resources and making other preparations to quickly respond to any service interruptions.

To help the public prepare for what to do before, during and after a storm, we encourage the media to visit www.ConsumersEnergy.com/OutageCenter for helpful tips. At this location, customers also can visit the online outage map, report an outage and sign up to receive power restoration updates.

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Michigan Businesses Work with Consumers Energy to Use Less Power on Summer’s Hottest Days

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2017 10:00 AM

Over 100 Participating in Program to Reduce Energy Use at Peak Times

JACKSON, Mich., June 1, 2017 – Consumers Energy is meeting Michigan’s energy needs with the help of over 100 large businesses that have pledged to reduce their energy use on this summer’s hottest days.

“Businesses that use large amounts of energy can create a significant benefit for everyone by using less energy on even a few critical days each summer,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience and technology.

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