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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...

2014-09-05 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...

2014-08-28 08:22:34

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan homeowners may still receive help paying their heating bills if they file by Sept. 30 for a State of Michigan Home Heating Credit. Residents can qualify for the assistance if their homestead is in Michigan, they own or rent their home, apartment or mobile home, and meet income guidelines (see link below). Media toolkitMORE ASSISTANCE INFO AVAILABLE AT: www.consumersenergy.com/assistance "Consumers Energy encourages all...

2014-08-27 08:22:57

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today that its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Tom Webb, will provide a company overview at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy/Power Conference on Wednesday, September 3. The 35-minute presentation is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. EDT. The presentation will be webcast and available on the company's website. To access the webcast, go to the CMS Energy website at www.cmsenergy.com and select...

2014-08-26 08:23:47

200 Construction Jobs at Company's Largest Power Plant ESSEXVILLE, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan's progress on cleaner air is making a big jump forward as Consumers Energy rapidly completes a $250 million technology upgrade at the Karn/Weadock complex, its largest power plant. "We're cleaning Michigan's air, putting people to work and providing reliable energy for customers," said Dennis Dobbs, Consumers Energy's vice president of generation engineering and services. "That's...

2014-08-21 08:24:05

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some were "superheroes" to a Boys and Girls Club. Others gave their time to Habitat for Humanity and to a community garden in Grand Rapids. One group adopted a beach in Ludington and cleared away 25 pounds of trash. They all made a difference in the communities they serve. More than 130 Consumers Energy summer interns volunteered this summer to do work for nonprofit organizations across Michigan through the company's annual Intern Challenge. The...


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