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Consumers Energy Makes Significant Progress

Michigan Business Network
March 10, 2017 10:15 PM

Restoring Nearly 280,000 Customers Affected by Wind Storm Damage

JACKSON, Mich., March 10, 2017 – Consumers Energy employees, contractors and mutual assistance crews from six states working around the clock have restored power to more than 280,000 customers affected by this week’s damaging wind storm.

The vast majority of customers without electric service should have power restored by midnight Saturday. In some of the hardest areas, including portions of Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Jackson, Kent and Lenawee counties restoration work will continue into Sunday. As of 9 p.m., approximately 60,000 customers remained without power.

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Consumers Energy Continues Restoration Progress Following Powerful Wind Storm

Michigan Business Network
March 9, 2017 6:00 PM

Crews Restore Service to Half the Electric Customers Affected by Outages

JACKSON, Mich., March 9, 2017 – Consumers Energy crews have since Tuesday restored more than 160,000 customers left without electric service by damaging winds that ripped across Michigan Tuesday and Wednesday. That edges the recovery work past the halfway point of the 319,000 customers served by the energy provider affected by this catastrophic event, which took down nearly 8,200 wires and broke more than 1,100 poles.

Because of the storm’s duration and statewide impact, some customers in the worst impacted areas may not have power restored until Sunday.

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Winds Cut Power to more than 140,000 Consumers Energy Customers

Michigan Business Network
March 8, 2017 3:15 PM

Restoration Underway as High Winds up to 60 mph Continue

JACKSON, Mich., March 8, 2017 – Sustained high winds have cut power to more than 140,000 Consumers Energy customers and outages are expected to continue into Wednesday evening.

Since Tuesday morning, more than 180,000 customers have been affected by downed trees and power lines due to high winds, some in excess of 60 mph. Tuesday’s more than 30,000 affected customers were primarily in northern Michigan. High winds across much of Lower Michigan are expected to continue until late Wednesday.

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Consumers Energy Encourages Eligible Michigan Residents to Lower Costs by Filing for Home Heating Credit

Michigan Business Network
March 1, 2017 6:00 PM

JACKSON, MI —  With tax season in full swing, Consumers Energy is encouraging eligible Michigan residents to claim thousands of dollars in assistance by filing for the Michigan Home Heating Credit and federal Earned Income Tax Credit.

“We want the people we serve to know that help is available now. You shouldn’t wait to fall behind,” said Chad Miller, Consumers Energy’s manager of energy assistance programs.

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Consumers Energy, Employees Give Back to Michigan, Providing $13.5 Million to Michigan Nonprofits in 2016

Michigan Business Network
February 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Help for Habitat for Humanity, United Ways, Community Programs

JACKSON, MI —  Consumers Energy employees are encouraging community members to join them in Walks for Warmth across Michigan, raising funds to help families to stay warm.

“Our employees live and work in the communities we serve, and we are focused on helping our friends, family members and neighbors when they face hardship,” said Cathy Reynolds, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president, who will take part in the Saginaw Walk for Warmth on Saturday and the Jackson walk Feb. 24.

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Consumers Energy, Partners Provide Additional $5 Million to Help Michigan Families Stay Safe and Warm

Michigan Business Network
January 17, 2017 1:00 PM

Assistance This Winter Providing Help to Over 50,000 Households

JACKSON, MI January 17, 2017 — Consumers Energy and five nonprofit organizations are again helping Michigan families stay warm, announcing $5 million in new contributions that will help households manage their energy bills. In all, the energy provider and nonprofit agencies are teaming up to help over 50,000 households across Michigan this winter.


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01/25/2017: ITEC to host TechTransport Launch

Michigan Business Network
January 16, 2017 12:00 PM

The Information Technology Empowerment Center will host the official launch for the TechTransport bus from 10 to 11:30 a.m. January 25 at the Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr. The TechTransport Launch will provide an opportunity to tour the space-themed bus and take part in demonstrations to learn about the exciting programs that ITEC offers on board the TechTransport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Consumers Energy and Michigan on alert for Ice

Michigan Business Network
January 16, 2017 11:30 AM

JACKSON, Mich., Jan 16, 2017 – Good morning. Freezing rain developing in Southwestern Michigan this morning will move North and East throughout the day and into early Tuesday morning. A quarter inch of ice or more is possible, especially in Northern and Central portions of the state, which 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.

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Consumers Energy Issues ‘Safety First’ Message to Winter Visitors to its 13 Hydroelectric Plants

Michigan Business Network
January 14, 2017 4:00 PM

JACKSON, MI — Consumers Energy is advising outdoor enthusiasts to practice extreme caution when taking part in activities out on the ice surrounding its generating and hydroelectric plants.

 


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Consumers Energy Outage Center on the Job

Michigan Business Network
January 10, 2017 3:00 PM

JACKSON, Mich., Jan 10, 2017 – Good afternoon. High winds are expected across Michigan beginning later this afternoon and into Wednesday morning. Gusts of up to 60 mph are possible, primarily along the western portion of the state. Common gusts are expected to exceed 35 mph. This activity, along with the potential for light freezing rain in portions of the state, 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. 

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