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Consumers Energy Passionately Supports the Robotics Revolution

Company recognizes STEM and FIRST® Robotics as the key to Michigan’s future
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Ellen Green signed up for her high school robotics team because she’s competitive and likes to be involved – not because she was looking for a career.

But Green fell in love with industrial engineering while leading Notre Dame (Pontiac) Prep’s team to success and championships in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competitions.

Consumers Energy Provides $15,000 to Three Michigan Community Projects with ‘Put Your Town on the Map’ Competition

Port Austin, Spring Lake, Sparta Receive Funds to Promote Local Development
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THOMPSONVILLE, Mich., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Michigan communities in Huron, Ottawa and Kent counties are receiving a total of $15,000 for projects to energize local residents and attract statewide attention after winning Consumers Energy’s first “Put Your Town on the Map” competition.

Port Austin received $7,500 for first place. Spring Lake received $5,000 as runner-up, and Sparta received $2,500. Also competing were projects in Greenville, Groveland Township, Pentwater, Quincy, Shelby, Stanton and West Branch.

MDOT and Law Enforcement shed light on National Work Zone Awareness Week

by Kathryn Halvorsen
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Consumers Energy is raising awareness about National Work Zone Awareness Week alongside MDOT and law enforcement in Traverse City, Michigan. This week, the company also participated in "Go Orange" Day. Road safety workers are asked to wear orange to bring the issues of hazardous conditions from speeding and distracted drivers to the forefront. 

Consumers Energy continually works to keep people safe. The company is also focusing on safety around natural gas and electricity — two key sources of power and heat in Michigan.  Michigan​ Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared April as Safe Digging Month in the state. In response, Consumers Energy continues to release advice on safe digging measures for residents and excavators as projects begin this spring. 

Continue reading the article below to learn how leaders in Michigan are working together to find safety solutions. 

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Consumers Energy is raising awareness about National Work Zone Awareness Week alongside MDOT and law enforcement in Traverse City, Michigan. This week, the company also participated in "Go Orange" Day. Road safety workers are asked to wear orange to bring the issues of hazardous conditions from speeding and distracted drivers to the forefront. 

Consumers Energy continually works to keep people safe. The company is also focusing on safety around natural gas and electricity — two key sources of power and heat in Michigan.  Michigan​ Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared April as Safe Digging Month in the state. In response, Consumers Energy continues to release advice on safe digging measures for residents and excavators as projects begin this spring. 

Continue reading the article below to learn how leaders in Michigan are working together to find safety solutions. 

Consumers Energy Receives National Recognition as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, Saves Customers $2 Billion on Bills

After a Decade, Energy Efficiency Good for People, Planet, Michigan’s Prosperity
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JACKSON, Mich., April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is being honored for the seventh time in eight years with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for energy efficiency programs that have saved Michigan homes and businesses over $2 billion.

Spring Weather Signals Start to Outdoor Projects; Gov. Whitmer Declares April Safe Digging Month in Michigan

Residents, Excavators Urged to Protect Themselves by Digging Safely
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JACKSON, Mich., April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As leaves and green grass begin sprouting across the state, many Michiganders are planning outdoor digging such as landscaping projects and other home improvements. Dig Safely Month is designed to remind residents and excavators to take safe digging measures with every project, large or small.

Consumers Energy Discusses How Work Life Has Changed for Women Leaders With Its First Woman Senior Executive

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The challenges facing Consumers Energy's first woman senior executive Cathy Reynolds in the workplace might sound familiar to many women. CMS Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe sat down with Cathy, Consumers Energy’s first woman senior vice president, to talk about how work life has changed for women over the last 40 years.

Watch the video to learn about the challenges and how a “rapid progression of pandemonium” lead Cathy to make a tough decision.

Michigan Strategic Fund, Consumers Energy Foundation, Jackson Organizations Give $300,000 to Lean Rocket Lab Business Incubator

Resources Available for Next Generation of Start-up Businesses in Jackson
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JACKSON, Mich., March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Lean Rocket Lab announced today that it is receiving $300,000 in support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Consumers Energy Foundation and local organizations to help nurture the next generation of businesses in Jackson.

Consumers Energy Achieves Broad Support for Breakthrough Clean Energy Plan, Files Settlement

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JACKSON, Mich., March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy and other stakeholders have filed a settlement with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on the company’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) outlining a breakthrough Clean Energy Plan for Michigan. The plan positions Consumers Energy as a national clean energy leader and demonstrates its commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Catherine Hendrian Named As One of Crain's 2019 Notable Women in HR

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Since being elected to her position in 2016, Catherine Hendrian and her team of about 220 serve 8,500 Consumers Energy employees.

She leads the utility’s traditional HR functions and its Learning & Development and Strategy Mobilization teams and has ability to create a holistic experience that provides employees with the tools to deliver.

Hendrian strongly advocates for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She meets with various employee groups, from minority women to millennials, to understand how she can ensure they have long-lasting careers at CMS.

Moving Michigan Forward with Electric Vehicles

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

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