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Consumers Energy Speeds Up Meter Technology Upgrade Across Michigan

 Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan.  By the end of 2017...

Aug 28, 2014, 06:00 ET

Heating Bill Help Still Available: Consumers Energy Encourages Qualifying Residents to Apply For Michigan Home Heating Credit by Sept. 30

 Michigan homeowners may still receive help paying their heating bills if they file by Sept. 30 for a State of Michigan Home Heating Credit....

Aug 26, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Moving Rapidly to Clean Michigan's Air -- Nearing Completion of $250 Million Project

 Michigan's progress on cleaner air is making a big jump forward as Consumers Energy rapidly completes a $250 million technology upgrade...

Aug 21, 2014, 08:39 ET

More Than 130 Consumers Energy Interns Make Impact Volunteering for Michigan Nonprofits with Annual Challenge

Some were "superheroes" to a Boys and Girls Club. Others gave their time to Habitat for Humanity and to a community garden in Grand Rapids. One...

Aug 18, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy, Oakland Schools Offer Natural Gas Boot Camp To Train, Hire High School Graduates

A natural gas boot camp program between Consumers Energy and Oakland Schools is helping the energy company meet a critical employment need while...

Aug 17, 2014, 10:32 ET
Consumers Energy Vice President Patti Poppe hands Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis the "On Track to a Greener Michigan" award to recognize the racetrack's commitment to environmental sustainability. (PRNewsFoto/Consumers Energy)

Michigan International Speedway Continues on Track to a Greener Michigan, Powered by Consumers Energy

 Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100...

Aug 11, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Offering $100,000 to Support Home Run for Habitat Campaign in Michigan

Consumers Energy is contributing $100,000 to support this year's Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in Michigan, providing assistance and...

Aug 04, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Helping Builders Meet Growing Market for New Homes in Michigan

New home construction in Michigan is expected to be 150 percent higher this year than in 2009. Consumers Energy has increased its workforce and...

Jul 30, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pure Michigan Business Connect Putting People to Work

 Pure Michigan Business Connect is putting people to work.  Consumers Energy has awarded purchase orders to more than 170 new...

Jul 22, 2014, 06:00 ET

Four Michigan Farms Selected to Produce Electricity with Anaerobic Digesters for Consumers Energy

 Consumers Energy is taking steps to diversify its energy supply and help the environment by selecting four Michigan farms to produce renewable...

Jul 17, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Named 'Environmental Champion' Among Energy Providers in Midwest

 An independent national survey has ranked Consumers Energy as the top "environmental champion" among providers of electricity and natural gas...

Jul 15, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Focusing on Forestry Projects Across Michigan to Deliver Electricity More Safely, Reliably

 As part of its commitment to delivering energy safely and reliably, Consumers Energy is increasing its work to keep trees away from electric...

Jul 07, 2014, 06:00 ET

Boy Scout Turns Chevrolet Volt Battery Covers into Homes for Bats at Consumers Energy Hydro Properties

Consumers Energy's hydro properties will have more housing options available for bats thanks to a Boy Scout and electric car parts from General...

Jul 03, 2014, 06:00 ET

Public Tours of Construction of Cross Winds Energy Park Offered by Caro Chamber of Commerce

Public tours of construction of Consumers Energy's Cross Winds® Energy Park will be offered by the Caro Chamber of Commerce beginning July...

Jul 01, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Selects 22 Business, Residential Projects in Michigan to Produce Solar Power

 Consumers Energy has chosen 22 new projects offered by businesses and homeowners across Michigan's Lower Peninsula to produce solar...

Jun 30, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Invests in New Technologies to Deliver Reliable Electricity

Consumers Energy is making use of the latest technologies to improve customer electric reliability, from new covers on equipment inside...

Jun 20, 2014, 15:22 ET

Consumers Energy, Utility Workers Union Open New Center, Putting Training Responsibility in Employees' Hands

 Officials from Consumers Energy and the Utility Workers Union of America celebrated the opening of a new training center this morning,...

Jun 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Urges Safe Driving As Wind Park Parts Arrive In Michigan, Heading To The Thumb

 Construction of Consumers Energy's second wind park is underway and the company is urging safe driving as large equipment is transported on...

Jun 13, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Working with Michigan International Speedway and Race Fans to Reduce Energy Usage

 Consumers Energy is sponsoring Michigan International Speedway, helping race fans – and Michigan's premier racetrack – to save...

Jun 12, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy's Budget Plan Allows Michigan Residents to Manage Bills Predictably During All Seasons

 With Michigan now entering summer, Consumers Energy is encouraging residents and businesses to manage their energy bills for all seasons by...