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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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Consumers Energy Receives National Recognition for Promoting Crime Prevention Awareness

Michigan Business Network
January 5, 2017 5:00 PM

Company Honored by National Association of Town Watch

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 5, 2017 – Consumers Energy has received a National Electric Utility Award from the National Association of Town Watch for its participation in the 2016 National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention program

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Consumers Energy to Finish Installing Upgraded Meters in 2017

Michigan Business Network
January 5, 2017 9:00 AM

Homes, Businesses Can Participate in New Programs, Services

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 3, 2017 – From Mackinaw City to Monroe, Consumers Energy will have installed 1.8 million new meters across Michigan by the end of 2017. The completion of the five-year statewide project will allow electric customers to track their energy usage more closely online and identify ways to save energy and money.

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In Face of Winter Weather, Consumers Energy Urges Residents to Keep Meters, Furnace Intakes Clear of Ice and Snow

Michigan Business Network
December 20, 2016 3:00 PM

JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 20, 2016 – With continued freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall expected across Michigan, Consumers Energy is urging residents to keep safety top of mind and make sure gas and electric meters and gas furnace fresh air intakes pipes are free from snow and ice.

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Consumers Energy Receives Recognition for Commitment to Sustainable Business Practices

Michigan Business Network
December 20, 2016 8:00 AM

Energy Provider Lands in Top 6 Percent in World in Annual Rankings

JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 19, 2016 – Reflecting its commitment to delivering energy from increasingly green sources and more safely than ever, Consumers Energy announced today that it has been ranked in the top 6 percent among global utilities for sustainable environmental, social and economic practices.

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Consumers Energy Helps Over 1,300 Nonprofit Organizations in Michigan to Lower Energy Costs

Michigan Business Network
December 14, 2016 1:00 PM

Food Banks, Churches Among Those Seeing $1.5M in Annual Savings

JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 13, 2016 – Over 1,300 places of worship and nonprofit organizations across Michigan will save at least $1.5 million on their energy bills next year, benefitting from a 4-year-old campaign by Consumers Energy to help them put more money toward helping those in need.

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Agreement Reached for Early Termination of Power Purchase Contract with Entergy’s Palisades Plant

Michigan Business Network
December 8, 2016 5:00 PM

Savings for Consumers Energy Customers; More Investments in Clean Energy, Reliability and New Demand-Reduction Technologies

JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 8, 2016 – Consumers Energy has reached agreement with Entergy Corporation for early termination of its contract to purchase power from the Palisades nuclear plant. Regulatory approval of the agreement is expected to lower customer costs by as much as $172 million, as well as drive additional investment by Consumers Energy in clean energy, reliability and customer demand-reduction technologies, leading to further customer savings.

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Consumers Energy Contributes to Support Entrepreneurship

Michigan Business Beat
December 5, 2016 3:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Lisa Gustafson,                        Director of Business Customer Care,
Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI 
about how
Consumers Energy is Contributing to the
Michigan Women's Foundation.                               

This year Consumers Energy continued its participation with MWF, and Entrepreneurs You by being Entrepreneurship Initiative Sponsors

Recently, the Michigan Women's Foundation had over 150 aspiring woman entrepreneurs submit business concept papers for review by a panel of experienced business and industry experts. The challenge was extraordinary …. Michigan has many talented and passionate women interested in entrepreneurship by launching or growing businesses.

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