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Catherine Hendrian Named As One of Crain's 2019 Notable Women in HR

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Since being elected to her position in 2016, Catherine Hendrian and her team of about 220 serve 8,500 Consumers Energy employees.

She leads the utility’s traditional HR functions and its Learning & Development and Strategy Mobilization teams and has ability to create a holistic experience that provides employees with the tools to deliver.

Hendrian strongly advocates for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She meets with various employee groups, from minority women to millennials, to understand how she can ensure they have long-lasting careers at CMS.

Moving Michigan Forward with Electric Vehicles

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

Consumers Energy Delivers $2.8 Million Incentive to General Motors for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Flint

GM Receives $13 Million in Last 10 Years for Reducing Energy Use
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FLINT, Mich., March 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Officials from Consumers Energy today presented General Motors with a payment worth over $2.8 million for energy-saving upgrades at the automaker’s Flint facilities that benefit the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

“General Motors has made a commitment to sustainability, and we are pleased to work with them to take actions that are good for their customers and all of Michigan,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president for customer experience.

Patti Poppe ATHENA Award Winner Interview

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Patti Poppe was interviewed Friday by JTV-TV in Jackson for winning the Athena Award from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The annual award is given to those who thrive in their field, devote time to the community and forge paths of leadership for women to follow.

Watch the JTV-TV interview with Patti Poppe to learn about her positive impact on women in her community

Hundreds March in Walk for Warmth

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Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees, family and friends took part in the annual Walk for Warmth in Jackson on Thursday, raising funds to help community members in need with their energy bills. The Jackson event was one of many around the state in which company employees have participated this year.

Toby Berry from the Community Action Agency joined company employee and event organizer Carrie Schneider on JTV-TV in Jackson after the walk to talk about the event. The interview featured video footage of the walk.

Consumers Energy Welcomes Students to STEM and Robotics Expo

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On Friday, about 180 Jackson County middle and high school students from 11 schools will showcase their work during Consumers Energy’s annual STEM and robotics expo. Students are part of teams that spend the year developing robotics projects for competitions that build their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills that can lead to high-tech careers.

On Tuesday, company employees Erika Poli and Anna MacDonald appeared on JTV-TV in Jackson to talk about work to prepare for the expo and the importance of promoting robotics in middle and high schools.

Consumers Energy Announces Plans to Develop Solar Power Plant in Cadillac

New Location Would Be Third in Michigan, Powering Up to 100 Homes
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CADILLAC, Mich., February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that it plans to develop its third solar power plant in Cadillac, building on its Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Consumers Energy Sets Goals for Smart Energy District in Jackson, Including 40 Percent On-Site Renewable Energy

Jackson Smart Energy District Aims to Achieve 2040 Clean Energy Targets 15 to 20 Years Early
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JACKSON, Mich., February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy today announced its goals for the Jackson Smart Energy District, an efficient, affordable, clean energy hub in its hometown.

Consumers Energy Foundation Calls for Planet Awards Applications Supporting Michigan’s Natural Resources with $500,000

Nonprofits Could Receive Up To $250,000 Each; Applications Due March 18
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JACKSON, Mich., February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is strengthening its commitment to Michigan’s environment by announcing new plans to provide $500,000 to nonprofits for projects aiming to preserve, restore and protect Michigan’s natural resources.

The first Planet Awards will provide as much as $250,000 to two or more Michigan nonprofits aiming to make a positive impact on the state’s land, water, or air.

Consumers Energy Offers Assistance for Federal Employees in Michigan Impacted by Government Shutdown

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JACKSON, Mich., January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is committed to helping Michigan residents stay safe and warm this winter which includes assisting federal government employees in Michigan who are affected by the ongoing shutdown. The company is encouraging customers who face hardship due to this ongoing shutdown to contact Consumers Energy immediately for assistance – which may include flexible payment arrangements or extensions that provide more time to pay a bill.

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