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2014-09-29 08:23:25

Reliability work continues at locations across Michigan JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power outages caused last year by squirrels, raccoons and other curious animals getting into Consumers Energy's substations dropped by more than 50 percent as construction work continues across the state to keep animals out and the lights on. In 2013, there were 26 distribution substation outages caused by animals, compared to 47 a year earlier. Consumers Energy has been installing animal...

2014-09-26 08:21:56

More Homes, Businesses to be Chosen to Produce Solar Energy into 2015 JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy continues to support the development of renewable energy in Michigan, working with 19 homeowners to produce electricity from solar panels in the next year. "We are pleased to work with Michigan residents to provide more power from renewable sources," said Tim Sparks, Consumers Energy's vice president for energy supply operations. "Since 2010, we have signed...

2014-09-24 08:22:40

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy announced today that it has been ranked among the top energy providers in the world for sustainable environmental, social and economic practices. Rankings from Sustainalytics, a leading global research firm that measures sustainable business practices for investors, place Consumers Energy 14(th )out of 226 energy providers worldwide. "Our Promise is to care for the Michigan communities we serve in every Lower Peninsula county....

2014-09-17 08:23:39

Largest U.S. Improvement in J.D. Power Study JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has received the second-highest ranking in customer satisfaction in J.D. Power's annual study of gas residential customers in the Large Midwest segment, and made the greatest progress among all gas utilities in the U.S. "Consumers Energy is listening to the communities we serve, and directly improving issues like price and customer service, and making system upgrades to ensure the...

2014-09-16 12:23:50

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves alleged past violations of New Source Review and opacity provisions of the Clean Air Act. The agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of the company. Consumers Energy is one of many U.S. energy providers, including numerous Midwest utilities, whose routine maintenance, repair and...

2014-09-12 08:21:50

COLDWATER, Mich., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six rare turtles returned home recently to wetlands in Branch County following the installation of a Consumers Energy natural gas pipeline. "The herpetologist we hired to help protect wildlife along our right of way cared for five globally rare Blanding's turtles and one musk turtle, a species in decline, while crews installed our natural gas pipeline," said Margaret O'Connor, an environmental planner for Consumers Energy. "I'm not...

2014-09-10 16:22:05

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today that its president and chief executive officer, John Russell, will participate in a panel presentation webcast at the Wolfe Research 2014 Power and Gas Leaders Conference in New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Russell will be joined by Gale Klappa, chairman and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy Corp. The hourlong presentation is scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m. EDT. To access the presentation...

2014-09-05 08:20:45

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As small- and big-game hunting seasons get underway in Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding everyone that hunting is not allowed on its property. "We are asking Michigan sportsmen and sportswomen to remember that Consumers Energy property is private land, not public property," said Mike Williams, Consumers Energy's director of corporate security. "We appreciate the vast majority of hunters who follow the law and do not trespass, and...

2014-09-04 08:22:23

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is providing Michigan students and their parents with a new, engaging way to learn how energy is generated and travels to their home with a new smartphone app and classroom program called EmPOWERed Kids. "We want to provide kids with a fun, interactive experience when it comes to learning about energy," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "EmPOWERed Kids will serve as the backbone for the...

2014-08-29 08:21:37

Residents, Businesses to Receive New Meters by End of 2017 JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan. By the end of 2017 -- two years earlier than scheduled originally -- 1.8 million electric meters will be updated along with 600,000 natural gas meters for customers who also have Consumers Energy electric service. "Our high customer satisfaction and growing...


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