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Consumers Energy Encourages Robotics in Local Schools

The Bart Hawley Show Features Consumers Energy Foundation Monique Wells, Stem & Robotics Director
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Consumers Energy is sponsoring the upcoming statewide high school robotics championship this month at Saginaw Valley State University. On Monday, Monique Wells appeared on JTV-TV (Jackson) with guest host Carolyn Bloodworth to talk about the Company’s support for STEM and robotics

Consumers Energy Foundation Contributes $150,000 to Provide Access for Free Tax Assistance, Support 2-1-1

Help Available for Customers Paying Final Winter Heating Bills
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JACKSON, Mich., March 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it has contributed $150,000 to support free tax preparation services and Michigan’s 2-1-1 network– resources that help families and individuals statewide as they receive their final heating bills from this winter.

Consumers Energy, Cub Scouts Build Platform to Give Osprey Safe Place to Nest

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ALMA, Mich., March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Local Cub Scouts this past weekend built a nesting platform they hope will entice a pair of osprey away from using an electric utility pole for their nest site.

“I asked my nephews who are members of Cub Scout Troop 3600 from the Breckenridge area if they and their scouting friends would be interested in helping give ospreys a safe place to nest,” said Darrel O’Boyle, low voltage distribution designer for Consumers Energy. “About five of the Scouts finished making the nesting platform on Saturday in about three hours.”

Bald Eagle That Survived Lead Poisoning Released at Consumers Energy’s Karn Generating Plant

Bird of Prey One of 500 Successfully Released from Plant Flight Pen
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ESSEXVILLE, Mich., February 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy employees at the company’s Karn Weadock generating complex Friday celebrated the successful release back to the wild of a juvenile bald eagle nursed back to health after it nearly died from lead poisoning.

Consumers Energy, Partners Provide Additional $5 Million to Help Michigan Families Stay Safe and Warm

Assistance This Winter Providing Help to Over 50,000 Households
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JACKSON, Mich., January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy and five nonprofit organizations are again helping Michigan families stay warm, announcing $5 million in new contributions that will help households manage their energy bills. In all, the energy provider and nonprofit agencies are teaming up to help over 50,000 households across Michigan this winter.

Consumers Energy Receives National Recognition for Promoting Crime Prevention Awareness

Company Honored by National Association of Town Watch
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has received a National Electric Utility Award from the National Association of Town Watch for its participation in the 2016 National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention program.

Consumers Energy was the only electric provider in the country that received recognition for its participation in the 33rd annual event. This is the 23rd straight year the company has been recognized.

Consumers Energy to Finish Installing Upgraded Meters in 2017

Homes, Businesses Can Participate in New Programs, Services
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JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – From Mackinaw City to Monroe, Consumers Energy will have installed 1.8 million new meters across Michigan by the end of 2017. The completion of the five-year statewide project will allow electric customers to track their energy usage more closely online and identify ways to save energy and money.

Consumers Energy Receives Recognition for Commitment to Sustainable Business Practices

Energy Provider Lands in Top 6 Percent in World in Annual Rankings
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JACKSON, Mich., December 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting its commitment to delivering energy from increasingly green sources and more safely than ever, Consumers Energy announced today that it has been ranked in the top 6 percent among global utilities for sustainable environmental, social and economic practices.

“We are encouraged to be recognized for the third consecutive year as a company that leaves things better than we found them,” said Dennis Dobbs, Consumers Energy’s vice president of enterprise project management, engineering and services.

Consumers Energy Helps Over 1,300 Nonprofit Organizations in Michigan to Lower Energy Costs

Food Banks, Churches Among Those Seeing $1.5M in Annual Savings
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Help for nonprofits

BROAD IMPACT: Consumers Energy provided free energy efficiency upgrades to 541 nonprofits and houses of worship in 41 counties across Michigan this year. Top three communities:

  • Kent County – 115 projects
  • Genesee County – 83 projects
  • Jackson County – 42 projects

 

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Help for nonprofits

BROAD IMPACT: Consumers Energy provided free energy efficiency upgrades to 541 nonprofits and houses of worship in 41 counties across Michigan this year. Top three communities:

  • Kent County – 115 projects
  • Genesee County – 83 projects
  • Jackson County – 42 projects

 

GM’s Energy Stars: Brian Dohm and Steve Handlovits, Grand Rapids Operations

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All this week, we will be recognizing employees from our U.S. facilities who have helped GM realize $435 million in energy savings by reducing energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent over the last 20 years.

Names: 

Brian Dohm, site utility manager and facilities electrical engineer

Steve Handlovits, senior energy engineer, Consumers Energy

Facility: Grand Rapids Operations

Length of time with GM: Brian joined GM in 2012. Steve is a contractor working on the team since 2002.

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