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2014-04-14 12:25:35

JACKSON, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of CMS Energy has declared a quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend for the common stock (CUSIP: 125896100) is 27 cents per share. It is payable May 30, 2014 to shareholders of record on May 2, 2014. CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also owns and operates independent power...

2014-04-09 08:23:01

JACKSON, Mich., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has reinforced its commitment to Pure Michigan Business Connect by hiring two local contractors to help keep landowner relations strong during and after construction of the 24-mile Southwest Michigan 1200B Pipeline Project. "We greatly value the relationships we've built with the people who own the land where we are building this pipeline," said Jim Sunday, project manager for Consumers Energy. "We made a very conscious...

2014-04-08 12:22:28

JACKSON, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is being recognized nationally for its excellence and commitment to energy efficiency in Michigan with the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Helping Michigan save energy is our Promise, and our energy efficiency programs have saved this state's residents more than $575 million since 2009," said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy's vice president of operations and quality....

2014-04-04 16:21:11

JACKSON, Mich., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven members are seeking election to CMS Energy Corporation's Board of Directors, the company announced today in its proxy statement. Seeking election are: John G. Russell, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy, as well as the following independent directors: David W. Joos, non-executive chairman; Jon E. Barfield; Kurt L. Darrow; Stephen E. Ewing; Richard M. Gabrys; William D. Harvey; Philip R. Lochner Jr.; Kenneth L....

2014-03-24 08:22:21

JACKSON, Mich., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy employees contributed a record amount of money to help Michigan residents stay warm this winter, raising more than $275,000 through Walk for Warmth events across the state. "More than 1,700 employees demonstrated their commitment to the communities we serve by walking in cold weather and raising more than twice as much money as last year to help our neighbors in need," said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy's vice president...

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...