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2014-03-19 12:23:24

Farmers, others can start applying April 1 to sell electricity JACKSON, Mich., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is developing renewable energy supplies for the future with a new program in which it will buy electricity produced by anaerobic digesters. "Michigan residents expect us to generate power in new ways to reflect changes in technology. Our development of this pilot program will help us see how well we can develop energy from activity on our state's farms and...

2014-03-17 08:23:30

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is encouraging businesses from the Indiana line to the Upper Peninsula to save energy by sponsoring the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a friendly competition that will run through the rest of this year. "The Battle of the Buildings is a natural extension of Consumers Energy's work every day to help commercial businesses to reduce their energy usage. This will save them money they can pass on to customers and...

2014-03-11 16:21:49

JACKSON, Mich., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Winter Storm Watch in southern Michigan tonight and Wednesday has Consumers Energy preparing for power outages and providing tips on what customers can do before, during and after a storm strikes. "We are keeping a close eye on the weather and making sure our crews and equipment are ready to move into areas if predicted heavy snow and winds cause power outages and downed power lines," said Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery for...

2014-03-04 08:23:49

Celebrating Women's History Month JACKSON, Mich., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Women's History Month, Consumers Energy is hosting four Girl Scout events across Michigan this March to inspire young women to pursue dreams in energy and science fields. "It's important that the Girl Scouts become confident that females are capable of excelling in technical fields," Carol-Ann Cramer, education programs administrator, said. "It's our hope too that the girls will see a...

2014-02-27 08:23:15

Includes Support for Innovative Pilot Program to Help Participants Manage Bills JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is helping Michigan residents stay warm this winter - and developing tools that should let many manage their energy bills more effectively in the future - with $3 million in recent grants to three statewide nonprofit organizations. TrueNorth Community Services, The Salvation Army and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) will distribute $2 million...

2014-02-19 08:22:53

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy employees are taking action to help Michigan residents stay warm this winter by walking by the hundreds in Walk for Warmth events across the state. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/DE67400 ) Consumers Energy is making the commitment to helping people heat their homes by donating $2 for every dollar that employees, family and friends raise by volunteering in Walk for Warmth events. Last year, the company...

2014-02-17 08:22:26

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan nonprofit organizations received more than $8 million in contributions in 2013 from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, its Foundation and the utility's parent company, CMS Energy. "In this extremely cold winter and all year, we work to fulfill our Promise to care for the communities we serve," said David Mengebier, Consumers Energy's senior vice president of governmental and public affairs and president of the Consumers Energy...

2014-02-14 12:21:07

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has declared a quarterly dividend on the utility's preferred stock. The following dividend is payable April 1, 2014 to shareholders of record March 3, 2014: $1.125 per share on the $4.50 stock (NYSE: CMS_pb). CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and...

2014-02-13 16:23:17

NOVI, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that it will release consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2013 before the market opens on February 27, 2014. In addition, ITC will conduct a webcast and conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during which Joseph L. Welch, chairman, president and CEO, and Cameron M. Bready, executive vice president and CFO, will discuss...

2014-02-13 08:22:19

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has selected AMEC, with Michigan offices in Novi and Traverse City, to represent the company as the owner's engineer for the decommissioning program for the planned retirement of seven operating units at the utility's three oldest coal-fired generating plants. AMEC, an international engineering and project management company, has extensive experience with power plant decommissioning. "We're pleased to retain AMEC for this...