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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...

2013-11-05 16:21:54

Imposters Demanding Payments via Green Dot Prepaid Card JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is warning the public about a phone scam that demands customers quickly pay for utility payments over the phone using a Green Dot prepaid credit card. Reports of this scam have come from customers in Genesee County as well as the Grand Rapids area from callers claiming to represent Consumers Energy. A typical scenario involves the caller, who can speak in...

2013-11-04 16:23:54

Celebrates year of engagement with Consumers Energy, formally inaugurates MTDC SUNNYVALE, Calif. and JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, and Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and the 4th-largest U.S. electric and natural gas company, today formally announced the opening of a Global Center of Excellence (GCoE) called Michigan Technology Development Center (MTDC) in Jackson, Mich. HCL will...

2013-11-04 08:21:21

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter approaching, Consumers Energy is letting the public know there are many options available to keep the heat and power on in homes across Michigan. Among the options is a new program called CARE that provides help to keep bills current and a connection to cost-reducing energy efficiency services. "Consumers Energy is providing customers with information in their November bills about programs and resources to keep costs...

2013-11-01 12:23:27

CARO, Mich., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy, its contractors, Tuscola County-area landowners and local government officials held a groundbreaking event today to officially start construction of the company's second wind park, the Cross Winds® Energy Park. "Renewable energy will continue to be a vital part of our Balanced Energy Initiative, providing Michigan residents with the energy they need, whenever they need it," said Jack Hanson, Consumers Energy's...

2013-10-31 08:23:52

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the winter heating season starting, Consumers Energy has returned to its position of having the lowest natural gas price of any Michigan energy provider. "We have worked hard for years to maximize our purchasing and storage strategy so that the 1.7 million Michigan residents and business owners who receive natural gas from us can have more money to spend on other needs," said Timothy Sparks, vice president of energy supply...

2013-10-30 12:22:46

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother Nature may have tricks of her own planned Thursday with thunderstorms, high winds and heavy rain forecast across Lower Michigan as children take to the streets for evening Halloween trick-or-treating. Consumers Energy is reminding parents and others accompanying the costumed youngsters to exercise caution on slippery surfaces created by wet leaves covering yards, sidewalks and driveways as well as possible downed wires and tree limbs...

2013-10-22 08:25:05

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers of weather broadcasts on Lansing television station WILX-TV will get a view from above of mid-Michigan communities as Consumers Energy sponsors the Weather Authority SkyCam Network. The first cameras at Sparrow Hospital and Consumers Energy's headquarters in downtown Jackson started operating Monday, Oct. 21. "Our Promise to Michigan is to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it. These cameras will be providing a view...