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2013-09-18 08:22:12

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is helping promote economic development in Michigan by reducing or eliminating up-front expenses for new and expanding manufacturers, farms and retailers. An estimated 600 Michigan businesses each year will see the benefits of Consumers Energy's new, innovative approach. Consumers Energy recently changed how it determines the cost that business customers would pay up front for electric infrastructure needed for them to open or...

2013-09-16 08:22:46

AVOID POSTING SIGNS DURING FALL SPORTS, GARAGE SALE SEASON JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the fall sports and garage sale season underway, Consumers Energy has a friendly reminder to keep its workers safe: Don't post signs on utility poles. "We ask that people refrain from attaching signs to utility poles, both for their own safety as well as the safety of our electric line workers," said Michele Kirkland, vice president of energy operations for Consumers...

2013-09-13 12:21:10

Supports local jobs, economy and enhances service to growing natural gas customer base GROVELAND TOWNSHIP (OAKLAND COUNTY), Mich., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To enhance service to its growing natural gas customer base in Oakland County, Consumers Energy and state and local officials today celebrated the opening of its $7.5 million Groveland Service Center in Holly. "Our promise to Michigan is to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it. The Groveland Service Center...

2013-09-11 08:22:05

PROJECT EXPECTED TO CREATE 150 CONSTRUCTION JOBS JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is reinvigorating Michigan's economy as it works to provide more renewable energy for customers. The company has signed a contract with Southfield-based Barton Malow Company for engineering, procurement and construction services at its $255 million Cross Winds Energy Park, a 105-megawatt wind farm in Tuscola County. The contract is subject to approval by the Michigan...

2013-09-06 04:20:08

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As small- and big-game hunting seasons get underway in Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding everyone that hunting is not allowed on the utility'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 Michigan sportsmen and sportswomen to remember that Consumers...

2013-09-03 16:24:03

LABOR TAKING THE LEAD ON TRAINING INITIATIVE FOR EMPLOYEES JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) has announced a new five-year labor agreement with Consumers Energy under which the union will assume a leading role in training employees at Michigan's largest electric and gas utility. Under the agreement, union-led training will expand to cover skills development for employees working in natural gas and electric service, power...

2013-08-29 08:21:33

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar projects planned by 16 residential customers have been selected to move forward as part of Consumers Energy's ongoing implementation of Michigan's energy reform law. The random-selection process for these qualified applicants is part of the utility's Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program provides for the long-term purchase of renewable energy generated by solar energy systems owned by the utility's electric...

2013-08-26 08:23:48

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There is still time for qualifying Michigan residents to apply for help in paying their heating bills. Consumers Energy is encouraging qualifying residential customers to file for a State of Michigan Home Heating Credit by Sept. 30 if they have not yet received the credit this year. Since January, more than 81,600 Consumers Energy customers have received a credit on the average of $136 per household. "Acting now on the opportunity to...

2013-08-15 08:23:12

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 120 Consumers Energy interns this summer continued a tradition of giving back to the community, carrying out 28 community service projects that helped a food bank, Habitat for Humanity, a shelter for victims of abuse, and more. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130815/DE64415 ) Consumers Energy's Intern Challenge is a competition that challenges interns to develop creative solutions to needs in the communities the company...

2013-08-09 08:23:02

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 9, 2013 /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, 2013 to shareholders of record September 3, 2013: $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...