JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 200 Consumers Energy employees and contract personnel are headed from Michigan to Florida to assist local electric companies preparing for Hurricane Irma’s landfall by late this weekend.
Consumers Energy crews, including lineworkers, damage assessors, safety personnel and other field employees departed the company’s Jackson Service Center on Thursday.
JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 11, 2017 – Today is National Safe Digging 8-1-1 Day, and Consumers Energy is encouraging Michigan homeowners and business owners to call MISS DIG 8-1-1 before starting digging projects.
Event Features Media, Government and Law Enforcement Leaders
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Fighting back against crime and promoting safer communities is the focus of statewide activities today involving Consumers Energy, local government leaders and law enforcement.
A 5:30 a.m. promotional event at Consumers Energy’s office, 4000 Clay Ave. SW, Wyoming, kicked off activities across Michigan in support of the 34th Annual National Night Out.
National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:
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.