Company Fourth in U.S., Strengthening Bond with Residential Customers
JACKSON, Mich., July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a “Most Trusted Brand,” ranking it fourth in the nation among providers of electricity and natural gas among residential customers.
Company’s Third Wind Project Will Help Meet Customer Demand with Renewable Energy
Consumers Energy broke ground on its third wind energy project, Cross Winds Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township.Michigan’s largest energy provider is working with lead contractor White Construction, which has started building access roads and will begin constructing concrete foundations within two weeks for the 19 new turbines that will be 499 feet tall and generate up to 44 megawatts. White Construction was the contractor for Consumers Energy’s Lake Winds Energy Park near Ludington, Mich.
When it comes to caring for Michigan’s water supply, Consumers Energy is watching every drop.
The company uses hundreds of billions of gallons of water each year, the vast majority related to producing power at its electric generating plants.
But in 2016, Consumers Energy reduced water intensity — gallons used per megawatt-hour of electricity produced — by 17 percent at its electric generating plants. The energy provider is aiming for a 20 percent reduction by 2018.
Reaching that goal would save more than 100 million gallons of water per year.
The subject of “energy” never gets old in the state of Michigan. We’re surrounded by massive, powerful bodies of water, we pump natural gas and oil through pipelines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac, and there’s an ongoing conversation about replacing coal plants with renewable source such as water and solar. Meanwhile, our energy infrastructure is aging and overburdened, making lengthy and vast power-outages more common.
Grant Funding Supports Center and Company’s Mission of Environmental Stewardship
Consumers Energy employees are taking part in volunteer efforts this spring to support environmental stewardship and sustainability throughout Michigan. Lansing’s Fenner Nature Center is one of the beneficiaries, thanks to employee Scott McPhail.
McPhail, an engineer with Consumers Energy in Jackson, has been an active volunteer at the Fenner Nature Center for more than two years and also serves on the organization’s board of directors.
WEST OLIVE, Mich., June 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy today announced a local resurgence in a once nearly extinct population of peregrine falcons. Two decades of work by Consumers’ employees has contributed to more than 80 chicks hatched at two West Michigan locations.
Consumers Energy announced that it has started a new solar energy pilot program, giving Michigan residents another option to help build a clean future for our state.
Consumers Energy’s new Solar Distributed Generation (DG) Pilot program allows customers to put solar panels on the rooftops of their homes, working with industry-leading solar provider SunPower to offer Michigan customers a full-service home solar solution.
‘Gold Level’ Veteran-Friendly Employer from State; Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ List
Consumers Energy is being recognized in Michigan and nationally for its commitment to providing job opportunities for military veterans. Consumers Energy has been named a gold-level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, one of only seven employers to earn the highest certification the state offers. In a separate, independent ranking, Military Times named the energy provider to its “Best for Vets” list.
JACKSON, Mich., May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Focusing on safety and reliability, Consumers Energy is spending nearly $440 million this year to modernize its natural gas system.
“At Consumers Energy, the safe, reliable delivery of natural gas is a top priority. We are committed to continually strengthening our natural gas system to benefit the 1.8 million homes and businesses we are proud to serve throughout Lower Michigan,” said Charles Crews, vice president of gas operations for Consumers Energy.