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2014-02-13 08:22:19

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has selected AMEC, with Michigan offices in Novi and Traverse City, to represent the company as the owner's engineer for the decommissioning program for the planned retirement of seven operating units at the utility's three oldest coal-fired generating plants. AMEC, an international engineering and project management company, has extensive experience with power plant decommissioning. "We're pleased to retain AMEC for this...

2014-02-06 08:22:34

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan homes and businesses have saved $575 million through 2013 by taking advantage of Consumers Energy's energy efficiency programs, lowering their natural gas and electric bills, and providing a boost to the state's economic recovery. "Michigan residents are using our energy efficiency programs to manage their bills. It's a powerful tool to free up money for household budgets, especially during a cold winter like this one," said Garrick...

2014-02-04 08:22:27

Information designed to help Michigan residents save money, manage energy use JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A redesigned page on Consumers Energy's website provides one-stop shopping for customers seeking energy savings tips or information about assistance programs and services during this winter of extreme temperatures. People who visit www.consumersenergy.com/energyanswers will find information on simple ways to save energy, a free tool to analyze energy use, and information...

2014-01-30 08:23:58

ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PURCHASE CLEAN-BURNING NATURAL GAS PLANT JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $102 million, or $0.37 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to reported net income of $67 million, or $0.25 per share, for the same quarter of 2012. Adjusted (non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) net income for the fourth quarter and year was the same as the reported amounts. For 2013, CMS Energy had reported net...

2014-01-23 12:24:27

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of CMS Energy increased today the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock by 6 percent, to 27 cents per share, up from 25.5 cents per share. Based on Wednesday's closing price for CMS Energy common stock, $26.93, the higher dividend represents an annualized yield of 4 percent. The first quarter dividend for the common stock is payable Feb. 28, 2014 to shareholders of record on Feb. 7, 2014. John Russell,...

2014-01-16 16:21:34

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Michigan feeling the impact of this cold winter, Consumers Energy is continuing to work to keep heating costs low. It also is offering information and assistance to help the public this heating season. "Mother Nature isn't going easy on Michigan this winter, but the homeowners and business owners we serve should know we are looking out for them," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "Even with increased...

2014-01-14 16:21:18

118 Incidents Reported Since Late November JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is again alerting the public that a scam demanding people quickly pay bills over the telephone using a Green Dot prepaid credit card continues in Michigan. Reports of this scam have come from Consumers Energy customers across the state, but are most common in Kent, Genesee and Ingham counties. Since Nov. 22, people have reported 118 incidents in which callers have falsely...

2014-01-13 16:21:48

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is advising the public to practice extreme caution when visiting areas near its 13 hydroelectric generating plants in the winter months, located on the Manistee, Muskegon, Au Sable, Kalamazoo and Grand Rivers. In particular, the utility is warning people about the likelihood of thin ice upstream and downstream of the dams. "Ice conditions on the reservoirs next to these hydro plants can change rapidly due to...

2014-01-09 08:22:14

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The polar vortex that descended on Michigan was one for the history books for homes and businesses that Consumers Energy provides with natural gas. Consumers Energy set a new hourly record for natural gas delivery on Tuesday, Jan. 7. From 8 to 9 a.m., the company delivered an all-time record of 146,367 million cubic feet of natural gas. That surpasses the previous record of 146,013 set from 8 to 9 a.m. Feb. 3, 1996. The company also came...

2014-01-06 08:21:11

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumers Energy Foundation closed out 2013 by announcing more than $475,000 in grants for 17 community and nonprofit organizations throughout Michigan. The grants fund a variety of projects in Lower Peninsula communities that Consumers Energy serves and fill many needs. The foundation is supporting educational programs, community projects and initiatives that provide assistance to people in need. "You can appreciate the good work that goes...


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