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Jun 29, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Employee Receives Michigan Gatekeeper of the Year Award

A Consumers Energy employee credited with taking action that provided lifesaving assistance to a Muskegon senior citizen in poor health was...

Jun 25, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Executive Mary Palkovich Receives National Recognition for Leadership, Employee Development

 Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery for Consumers Energy, has been recognized by the Midwest Energy Association with a Maverick...

Jun 24, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Develops Community Solar Program to Power Michigan with New Renewable Energy Sources

 Consumers Energy today announced plans to move forward with a new community solar program, called Solar Gardens, that will develop renewable...

Jun 23, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Debuts New Technology to Help Monitor Power Lines, Equipment, Wind Turbines

 Consumers Energy launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near a Jackson County electric substation Monday to help determine whether the...

Jun 22, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Foundation Scholarship to Honor Fallen Employee, Educate Future Line Workers

 The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting a scholarship program to assist individuals interested in becoming utility line workers and also...

Jun 15, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Offers Seven Energy-Saving Tips to Help Michigan Residents Beat the Heat This Summer

 Consumers Energy is reminding Michigan residents that, even as temperatures climb, there are many ways to reduce energy bills and still stay...

Jun 08, 2015, 11:15 ET

Consumers Energy Rewards Volunteering by Two Senior Citizens of the Year

Consumers Energy has presented a $1,000 check to each of the two 2015 Michigan Senior Citizens of the Year. The presentation took place on the...

Jun 05, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy to Install Buoys Below Dams for Safety

Consumers Energy is coordinating with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to install buoys this month to help warn the public to stay out...

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...