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.
Program Matches Energy Used by Large Businesses with Clean Sources
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
JACKSON, MI - A chunk of downtown Jackson will become a statewide hub for energy innovation, according to Consumers Energy, which plans to create its second energy district in Michigan there.
The Jackson Smart Energy District will incorporate future technologies including solar panels, electric vehicle charging, high performance buildings and battery storage units, Consumers President and CEO Patti Poppe said.
CEO Patti Poppe says it’s a Stand for Protecting the Planet and People of Michigan
JACKSON, Mich., February 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy and CMS Energy today announced Consumers Energy’s plans to meet Michigan’s energy needs reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent and no longer using coal to generate electricity by 2040. The company also said today that more than 40 percent of the energy produced will come from renewable sources and energy storage by 2040.