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Consumers Energy Ensures Historic Weadock Plant Site is Safe for Reuse

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Consumers Energy is keeping its promise to “leave it better” in Hampton Township, a community near Bay City, Michigan, where it closed the historic J.C. Weadock power plant.

In April 2016, Consumers Energy retired the coal-fired plant that began churning out electricity in 1940 at the mouth of the Saginaw River.

Consumers Energy’s 130-Year History Profiled in New TV Program

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Consumers Energy has been providing energy to Michigan homes and businesses for over 130 years. That long and colorful history was the subject of a story by Jackson, Mich., television station JTV-TV. The “True Story” special gives particular emphasis to the energy provider’s connections with its hometown of Jackson, from its founding by the Foote brothers through its innovations and challenges over the last decades and more. There’s even a clip from a promotional video featuring Ronald Reagan before he became president!

Michigan 2-1-1: State-of-the-Art Planning Keeps Residents Warm

By Jan Lee
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This article series is sponsored by Consumers Energy and went through our normal editorial review process. 

Last month, when sub-zero temperatures swept through Midwestern and Northeastern states, one centralized agency in Michigan was already marshalling resources to help those in need. Michigan 2-1-1, a state-supported consortium of nonprofits, businesses, governments and private citizens were on staff to help Michigan residents cope with record-setting temperature lows.

Forbes Ranks Consumers Energy As the Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan

Company #1 in Michigan, #13 in Nation, Reflecting Commitment to Serving Customers While Building Skilled Workforce
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JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is ranked by Forbes magazine as the best employer for diversity in Michigan.

The energy provider placed 13th overall in Forbes’s list of America’s best employers for diversity from all industries across the nation, and is the only company in the “utilities” category in the top 100 of the listing.

The recognition comes on the heels of Consumers Energy receiving a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index, and being ranked the best employer in Michigan by Forbes in 2017.

Consumers Energy Seeks Public Input in Developing Long-Term Energy Plan

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JACKSON, Mich., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is taking input from the public as it develops a long-range plan that will help ensure Michigan continues to be powered by affordable, reliable and clean energy.

Consumers Energy is developing an Integrated Resource Plan that will serve as a valuable guide for actions for the next 15 years.

Consumers Energy Provides $10 Million To Help Michigan Families Stay Safe and Warm

Assistance Will Benefit Thousands of Families During Frigid Weather
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JACKSON, Mich., January 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy announced today that it’s donating $10 million that will go directly to helping people in need with their energy bills – assistance that will help thousands of families to stay safe and warm through this cold Michigan winter.

Consumers Energy Starts Operations of Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Michigan’s Thumb

Energy Provider’s Third Wind Project Adds 44 Megawatts of Renewable Energy – Enough to Serve 17,000 Residents
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CARO, Mich., January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township began serving customers and contributing 44 megawatts of renewable energy in Michigan.

Consumers Energy Helps Close the Gap in Heating Costs During Harsh Michigan Winters

By Whitney Skeans
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This article series is sponsored by Consumers Energy and went through our normal editorial review process. 

Each winter in Michigan, the question we all ask ourselves is: How cold will it get this year?

For most, the question is simple enough – check the Farmer’s Almanac, tune into the weather forecast, ask a few friends or co-workers what they’ve heard. And, if "colder" is the reply, we may decide to don that fluffy wool sweater, turn up the thermostat, make a pot of soup, or throw a log on the fireplace at home.

As Temperatures Plunge, Heating Costs Rise -- but Help Is Available to Keep the Heat on at Home

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Temperatures plunged across the Midwest this week, and if the bitter cold isn't bad enough, energy costs are rising. Bigger bills are expected to show up in January and already, 90,000 Consumer Energy customers are behind on their heating bill payments.

So Newschannel 3's Rachel Glaser went searching for ways to rein in those heating bills.

Read the full article here.

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