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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...

2014-06-30 08:23:20

JACKSON, Mich., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is making use of the latest technologies to improve customer electric reliability, from new covers on equipment inside electric substations that keep animals away to modern communication devices that quickly locate outages. "Our Promise to Michigan is delivering the energy you need whenever you need it," said Mary Palkovich, the company's vice president of energy delivery. "This continued investment in electric reliability...

2014-06-20 16:21:21

POTTERVILLE, Mich., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Consumers Energy and the Utility Workers Union of America celebrated the opening of a new training center this morning, christening a location that will provide training to as many as 2,500 Consumers Energy employees from the union that represents them. "This training center embodies a joint commitment to empower our employees by giving them the tools and knowledge to get the job done safely and correctly. They can feel...

2014-06-16 08:22:37

$255 Million Cross Winds® Energy Park Creating 150 Construction Jobs CARO, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction of Consumers Energy's second wind park is underway and the company is urging safe driving as large equipment is transported on Michigan highways. Billboards promoting safe driving are in place in southeast and southwest Michigan, the entry points for delivery of wind turbine generators, 165-foot turbine blades and Michigan-made turbine towers. "Consumers...

2014-06-12 08:22:25

JACKSON, Mich., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Michigan now entering summer, Consumers Energy is encouraging residents and businesses to manage their energy bills for all seasons by enrolling in the monthly Budget Plan. "We want to provide our customers with the tools to manage their bills and avoid surprises when Michigan weather leads to higher energy usage. The Budget Plan does both, delivering a predictable bill without surprises each month," said Garrick Rochow, Consumers...

2014-06-09 08:22:33

LANSING, Mich., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Consumers Energy employee credited with saving the life of a Shiawassee County resident was recently recognized with an award from the State of Michigan. Toni Fabus, a Consumers Energy meter worker, received a Gatekeeper of the Year award from the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) and Commission on Services to the Aging for actions she took to rescue a senior citizen and for referring the Elsie resident to vital resources...

2014-06-05 08:22:34

Additional Workforce of 450 in Last Two Years JACKSON, Mich., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is spending over $150 million this year to strengthen and expand its natural gas system throughout Michigan. "This work is part of our ongoing plan to provide safe, reliable natural gas service in communities we serve," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "We are proud that these efforts involve putting more Michiganders to work. Consumers Energy...

2014-06-02 08:22:35

More than $235 Million in Pure Michigan Business Connect Contracts FLINT, Mich., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Michigan counties are benefiting from more than $23- million in increased spending in the past two years by Consumers Energy as part of the Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative. "Consumers Energy has increased by $235 million the amount of spending we do with companies in Genesee, Lapeer, Oakland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties as part of our commitment to Pure...

2014-05-27 08:22:05

Projects in Calhoun, Allegan Counties Will Receive $50,000 JACKSON, Mich., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it is supporting two hiker-biker trails in Michigan with $50,000 in new grants, building on its record of support for the state's trail system. "We are committed to promoting Michigan residents' health and quality of life, and to promoting Pure Michigan as a tourist destination," said David Mengebier, president of the Consumers...


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