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Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe: Michigan Deserves Clean Energy

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by Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe

Whether it’s water rushing over our hydroelectric dams, the sun shining on a summer afternoon, or the wind blowing through the countryside, Consumers Energy has long relied on our state’s clean natural resources to power the communities, homes and businesses we serve.

We have a track record of doing more than is required to ensure Michigan’s air, water and land are cleaner for future generations to enjoy.

Consumers Energy Employee Saves Two in Vehicle Accident

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, Mich., March 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In 200,000 plus miles of travel to perform work for Consumers Energy, employee James Stratton has seen his share of accidents in the past six years. But it was usually after they had happened, when police and fire personnel had already responded.

That all changed in October, when Stratton, a journeyman pipeline welder with the company’s Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Program, was the first responder at a vehicle accident involving a mother and her young daughter.

Consumers Energy Plans New Grand Rapids Headquarters

$20 Million Facility to be Located at Innovative Circuit West District
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy’s investment in West Michigan continues with plans announced today for a new $20 million headquarters in the city of Grand Rapids to serve the fastest-growing region of its company.

The building will house up to 275 employees who support the design and delivery of energy service in the Grand Rapids area, the company’s largest electric service area in Michigan.

Powering a Cleaner Grid Through Green Tariffs

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This week, General Motors became one of the first companies in Michigan to participate in a new Consumers Energy program that will allow the company to match 100 percent of the electricity used at its Flint Metal Center and Engine Operations with wind energy generated from Cross Winds Energy Park II in Michigan.

Through this electricity agreement – also known as a green tariff – General Motors will be closer to its goal to source 100 percent renewable energy across its global operations by 2050.

Consumers Energy’s New Renewable Energy Program Helps Switch and General Motors in Michigan

Program Matches Energy Used by Large Businesses with Clean Sources
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JACKSON, Mich., March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and Switch are the first participants in a new Consumers Energy program to help large businesses use large renewable energy sources. Both companies are now matching 100 percent of their electric use at key operations in Michigan with wind-generated power.

Consumers Energy: Sometimes Caring for Our Communities Requires Crossing State Lines

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More than 140 employees and contractors arrived in Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon to assist with restoration efforts after Nor'easter Storm Riley left nearly two million customers in the Northeast U.S. without power.

“In the past, we were fortunate to be supported by out-of-state crews following major storms," said Guy Packard, Consumers Energy vice president of electric energy operations. "This is an opportunity for us to return the favor to our fellow line workers.”

Consumers Energy Crews Headed East to Assist in Winter Storm Restoration

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JACKSON, Mich., March 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – More than 140 Consumers Energy employees and contract personnel are responding to a winter storm that left nearly 2 million residents in the Northeast U.S. without power.

Consumers Energy crews, including lineworkers, damage assessors, safety personnel and other field employees, are departing Jackson, Michigan today. 

The Consumers Energy contingent is initially headed for Philadelphia, to assist with PECO utility. The crews expect to begin restoration work later Tuesday.

Consumers Energy: Replacing Coal Plants with Sustainable Alternatives

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As an important part of our transition to clean energy sources, and commitment to build a sustainable future for our company, the people of Michigan and the environment we share, we retired our seven oldest coal-fired generating plants on April 15, 2016.

Consumers Energy Presents Energy Efficiency Incentive Check to Gerald R. Ford International Airport

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is being recognized for having one of the best and most energy-efficient airports in the region. Consumers Energy presented a rebate check for $151,631 to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) today, as part of the company’s energy efficiency program which is saving the airport energy and money.

VIDEO | Meet the Consumers Energy Green Team

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Consumers Energy Green Teams are active in communities across Michigan where employees are working together to create a greener, more sustainable future. By reducing our environmental footprint and increasing awareness of recycling and other "green" initiatives, we're bettering the communities in which we live, work and play.

Learn more at ConsumersEnergy.com/sustainability

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