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2014-08-11 08:23:16

Contribution Continues Tradition of Helping to Build Homes, Communities JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is contributing $100,000 to support this year's Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in Michigan, providing assistance and encouraging others to help build Michigan's communities. "Habitat for Humanity looks to build homes, communities and hope, and we want to support them as part of our Promise to care for the communities we serve," said...

2014-08-08 16:21:24

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 8, 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 October 1, 2014 to shareholders of record September 2, 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...

2014-08-04 08:22:31

150 Percent increase over past 5 years JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New home construction in Michigan is expected to be 150 percent higher this year than in 2009. Consumers Energy has increased its workforce and taken other steps to keep pace with rising demand for new energy service connections. "We've hired 200 new employees to support the new building sector, which can have a significant impact on the entire state's economy," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers...

2014-07-30 12:23:38

More than 170 New Michigan Suppliers for Consumers Energy FLINT, Mich., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Michigan Business Connect is putting people to work. Consumers Energy has awarded purchase orders to more than 170 new Michigan-based suppliers primarily as a result of Pure Michigan Business Connect. That's in addition to the company's existing network of 3,100 suppliers in the state. "This program is working and it's putting people to work," said Dan Malone, the company's senior vice...

2014-07-22 08:23:52

New program expands sources of renewable energy JACKSON, Mich., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is taking steps to diversify its energy supply and help the environment by selecting four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters. "We are excited to move forward with this new program to develop dependable, renewable energy produced here in our state for the Michigan homes and businesses we serve," said Timothy Sparks, Consumers Energy's vice president of...

2014-07-17 08:22:47

Ranked as Third-Most Trusted in U.S. for Natural Gas, Electric Utilities JACKSON, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent national survey has ranked Consumers Energy as the top "environmental champion" among providers of electricity and natural gas in the Midwest. The new survey results, released by Cogent Reports, a division of Market Strategies International, also rank Consumers Energy as the second-most trusted electric and natural gas provider in the Midwest, and third overall...

2014-07-15 08:21:51

JACKSON, Mich., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to delivering energy safely and reliably, Consumers Energy is increasing its work to keep trees away from electric lines in communities across Michigan. "Our work to keep electric lines clear is a vital part of our Promise to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it. Fallen limbs or trees can cut power to hundreds or thousands of people at a time, and that's why you see crews at work throughout the year...

2014-07-07 08:22:00

JACKSON, Mich., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy's hydro properties will have more housing options available for bats thanks to a Boy Scout and electric car parts from General Motors. For an Eagle Scout project, Matthew Netherland and some helpers built 22 bat boxes out of scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers donated by GM which Consumers Energy will install on their property. "This project connects a lot of environmental dots," said Rich Castle, Consumers Energy's...

2014-07-03 08:21:23

CARO, Mich., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public tours of construction of Consumers Energy's Cross Winds® Energy Park will be offered by the Caro Chamber of Commerce beginning July 12. This public education program will include a safety briefing regarding transportation of large wind park equipment and a guided tour of a construction site where wind turbines are being erected. "We're pleased to offer this unique educational opportunity to the public," said Brenda Caruthers,...

2014-07-01 08:23:04

JACKSON, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has chosen 22 new projects offered by businesses and homeowners across Michigan's Lower Peninsula to produce solar energy. "We continue to see a healthy interest in solar energy from the Michigan residents and businesses we serve, and we're pleased to add these to the more than 200 contracts for solar power we already have in place," said Tim Sparks, Consumers Energy's vice president for energy supply operations. "As anyone can...


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