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.”
Bird of Prey One of 500 Successfully Released from Plant Flight Pen
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.
Assistance This Winter Providing Help to Over 50,000 Households
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.
Company Honored by National Association of Town Watch
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.
Homes, Businesses Can Participate in New Programs, Services
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.
Energy Provider Lands in Top 6 Percent in World in Annual Rankings
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.
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.
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.
Improves Housing Quality and Reduces Energy Costs For Families and First-Time Homeowners
KALAMAZOO, MICH, Oct. 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Thanks to a unique partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity and CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd program, Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility company, is contributing to critical energy efficiency and weatherization home-improvement projects as part of a broader neighborhood revitalization program in Kalamazoo County.