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May 26, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Commits Nearly $200 Million Toward Natural Gas Line Safety, Reliability; Creates Michigan Jobs

 Consumers Energy is committing nearly $200 million this year to upgrade its natural gas system throughout Michigan, and has increased its...

May 22, 2015, 09:30 ET

Consumers Energy Provides Nearly 500,000 Upgraded Meters to Improve Electric Service in Michigan

 Improved service is now available to nearly 500,000 Consumers Energy customers who have received new electric meters capable of sending...

May 21, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Encourages Michigan Residents to Make Safety a Priority This Summer

 Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, when thoughts turn to vacations, travel, outdoor activities and do-it-yourself...

May 18, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Works to Clear Trees from Power Lines, Allowing Homes, Businesses to Receive Electricity Reliably

 More than 700 workers are currently at work across Michigan clearing trees away from electric lines for Consumers Energy, part of the...

May 12, 2015, 11:00 ET

Consumers Energy Names Brandon Hofmeister Executive Director of Policy, Research and Public Affairs

 Brandon Hofmeister has been named executive director of policy, research and public affairs for Consumers Energy, a newly created...

May 12, 2015, 06:00 ET

Batter Up! Consumers Energy, Habitat for Humanity Raise Funds with Home Run for Habitat Campaign

 Consumers Energy is contributing $150,000 to match the public's contributions to this year's Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in...

May 11, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Closing Second-Most Coal Plants in Nation; Shows Need for Michigan-first Energy Plan

Consumers Energy's plans to retire its seven oldest coal-fired generating plants by April 2016 – 32 percent of its fleet – mean that...

May 05, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Announces Plan to Keep 1 Million Cubic Yards Out of Landfills

 Consumers Energy – already a sustainability leader in the energy field – announced today a commitment to double the amount of...

Apr 27, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Offers Outdoor Safety Tips

 Consumers Energy has tips to help keep Michigan residents safe as they enjoy the season marked by the sounds of kids playing outside, the...

Apr 24, 2015, 16:12 ET

Michigan International Speedway, Consumers Energy Donate 50,000 Trees to be Planted Across Michigan

 Michigan International Speedway and Consumers Energy today announced a joint venture to plant 50,000 trees across Michigan during the Michigan...

Apr 20, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Launches Generation Genius Project to Inspire Students to Explore Robotics, Science Fields

Consumers Energy is cheering for Michigan high school students who are heading to the world FIRST Robotics championship – and promoting...

Apr 16, 2015, 09:00 ET

Consumers Energy Achieves Promise to Increase Spending in Michigan by $1 Billion; Suppliers add more than 5,000 Jobs

 Consumers Energy has achieved its promise to increase its spending with other Michigan businesses by $1 billion over the past 4 years. The...

Apr 07, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Reminds Customers of Assistance Options

 While weather is warming up, Consumers Energy recognizes that some people may still be concerned about winter bills. That's why the company is...

Apr 06, 2015, 06:00 ET

Seven Ways to Enjoy Spring at Consumers Energy River Hydros

Consumers Energy's hydroelectric properties offer year-round recreational opportunities in some of Michigan's most scenic areas along the Muskegon,...

Mar 30, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Offers Lowest Natural Gas Price Since 2001

Households and businesses that Consumers Energy serves in April will pay the lowest price for natural gas in 14 years. "We work every day to...

Mar 23, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy, Michigan State University Provide Opportunities for Next Generation of Graduates

 Consumers Energy is working to encourage college graduates to stay and work in Michigan by collaborating with the state's largest university...

Mar 16, 2015, 06:00 ET

Michigan Firms Adding Jobs, Equipment as Consumers Energy's Promise to Increase Spending in the State Nears $1 Billion

 As Consumers Energy nears achieving its promise to increase its spending in Michigan by $1 billion, more than 370 companies have benefited...

Mar 10, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Contributes $25,000 to Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Supporting Farmers and Entrepreneurs

A new statewide business incubator designed to spur agricultural innovation has received financial support from Consumers Energy. Company...

Mar 09, 2015, 06:00 ET

February's Cold Leads Consumers Energy to Gas Delivery Records, Keeping Michigan Safe, Warm During Polar Vortex 2

 Record winter cold in February led to record natural gas usage by homes and businesses that Consumers Energy serves, in one case breaking a...

Mar 02, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Hydros Helping Bald Eagle Recovery

 Beneficial habitat created by Consumers Energy dams helped bald eagles in 2014 reach a record 750 breeding pairs in Michigan. "Many of the...