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2013-11-21 16:22:43

BALTIMORE, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has awarded Wildlife at Work certifications to three ITC Holdings Corp. programs for contributions to wildlife habitat conservation in Michigan and Iowa. ITC received the recognition at WHC's 25(th) Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation, on November 14 in Baltimore. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/DE21730LOGO ) Environmental programs established for at least one year are...

2013-11-19 00:20:41

10:30 pm Update JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crews are working through the night to restore electric service across Consumers Energy's service territory after severe thunderstorms and strong winds caused widespread power outages across Lower Michigan. Statewide, about 172,000 Consumers Energy electric customers are without service as of 9 p.m. Monday from Sunday and Monday's storms which included winds topping 60 mph. Since noon Sunday, nearly 284,000 customers have...

2013-11-15 16:21:02

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility and the fourth-largest U.S. combination utility, announced today several leadership changes that reinforce the company's customer-focused strategy. "Our Promise to Michigan is to leave it better than we found it. Today's announcement positions Consumers Energy strategically to continue providing our 3 million customers with excellent electric and natural gas service," said John Russell, president and...

2013-11-15 16:20:33

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, has been elected to CMS Energy's Board of Directors, effective November 15, 2013. Darrow is also joining the Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy. Darrow will serve on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee for both Boards. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of...

2013-11-15 12:21:29

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 15, 2013 /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 January 1, 2014 to shareholders of record December 9, 2013: $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...

2013-11-14 08:24:40

Anaerobic Digester Program Topic of Statewide Forum LANSING, Mich., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is sponsoring a forum to provide information to anyone interested in a new program to sell electricity produced by anaerobic digesters. The 2013 Forum on Anaerobic Digester Production of Energy: New Opportunities for Projects in Michigan is being hosted by Michigan State University and will take place Nov. 26 at the Okemos Conference Center. Registration is open until Nov. 20....

2013-11-13 16:22:14

NOVI, Mich., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on ITC common stock of $0.425 per share, payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 2, 2013. ITC Holdings Corp.ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation's largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand...

2013-11-11 08:21:50

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy performed well against industry peers in sustainable business practices during 2012, ranking in the first quartile when compared to 24 utility companies from around the U.S. "Consumers Energy has been a part of the fabric of Michigan communities for 125 years. Our goal with our sustainability practices is to be here for another 125 by ensuring that we treat all of our stakeholders -- customers, communities, and employees -- as...

2013-11-08 16:21:33

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is strengthening its ties to Ferris State University (FSU) with the donation of more than $10,000 worth of machinery and technology to its heavy equipment program. University and Consumers Energy officials gathered today in Big Rapids to see how the donated equipment is benefiting FSU, home to one of the country's top heavy equipment programs. The donation includes a small diesel-powered trenching machine and 10 laptop...

2013-11-07 08:22:30

Sportsmen reminded: No hunting on utility property JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As opening day nears for Michigan's popular firearm deer season, Consumers Energy is reminding everyone that hunting is not allowed on the company's property. The ban protects the safety of neighbors, utility workers and others. It also addresses the concerns of neighboring landowners that irresponsible hunters will use Consumers Energy property to trespass. "We are asking everyone to...