Newkirk Electric and Northern Boiler in Muskegon were awarded more than $33 million in construction contracts that created new jobs upgrading our Zeeland generating station.
Our Lake Winds® Energy Park in Mason County generates 100 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity.
We helped Jay’s Sporting Goods update their lighting to save money and improve their retail displays.
Consumers Energy’s Tippy Dam, which serves as the only known bat hibernaculum in the Lower Peninsula, received runner-up honors for the 2013 Wildlife Habitat Council Bat Conservation Award.
Mid-Michigan Community College updated boilers and air conditioning systems in one 93,000 sq. ft. facility to save an estimated $43,000/yr. in energy costs.
We helped create 100 jobs during the $800 million in upgrades at the Ludington Pumped Storage facility – which will increase renewable energy output.
Our Cross Winds® Energy Park in Tuscola and Huron Counties generates 350 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity.
In 2013, we helped Mid-Michigan Health improve energy efficiency at their Midland campus saving them $43,227/year in electricity costs.
We hired Pumford Construction of Saginaw as general contractor to build several new LEED-designed Consumers Energy service centers, which led to more construction jobs.
Residents in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties saved energy and money through the volunteer support of the Consumers Energy Foundation, our retirees and employees, and Habitat for Humanity.
We created 200 construction jobs at our Karn Generating facility near Saginaw Bay as part of our $1 billion Pure Michigan Business Connect investment.
Supplier contracts, like our $19 million contract with Moran Iron Works in Onaway, support local spin-off jobs and retail businesses.
Dependable Sewer & Plumbing in Bay City added 20 employees and purchased eight new vehicles as a result of their contract with Consumers Energy.
We teamed up with law enforcement and business leaders to promote Saginaw’s Light Up the City safe neighborhoods campaign.
Our Southwest Michigan Pipeline project created nearly 300 jobs and provides improved access to lower-cost natural gas for rural communities.
In 2014, Graphic Packaging International received a $452,000 rebate check for energy-efficient upgrades that helped them save $172,000/year on energy costs.
Wright Plastic Products Co. used an energy audit and a $15,000 Consumers Energy rebate check to cut $1,000/month from their electric bill.
We donated $238,000 for Rails-to-Trails projects in 17 counties, including the Blue Star Trail between Saugatuck and South Haven.
Spectrum Health saves an estimated $594,000/year in electricity costs – and received an additional $567,000 in energy efficiency rebates from Consumers Energy.
Grand River Construction, in Hudsonville, is handling more than $30 million in construction projects at our Norton Shores Service Center, Campbell generating plant and Ray compressor station.
One boiler and heat recovery project alone at Bangor Public Schools netted that district $131,325 in rebates and will help save them over $20,000/year in energy costs.
The North Kent Sewer Authority cut their annual energy costs by $150,000.
WoodsEdge Learning Center, near Kalamazoo, received almost $49,000 in Consumers Energy new building rebates to achieve long-term energy savings at their new facilities.
We’re helping Southfield-based Barton Malow create new jobs, expanding renewable energy generation at our Cross Winds® Energy Park.
Nineteen natural gas main projects in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston counties are enhancing natural gas safety and reliability in the region.
In 2015, we launched the innovative community Solar Gardens program to bring clean solar energy to more homes and businesses.
Nearly 50 of our employees volunteered for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event in Monroe County.
We donated $800,000 to support the Detroit Institute of Arts and helped protect Detroit employee retirement pensions.
Flushing Community Schools cut their energy use by 40% and we gave them a rebate check for $17,000 to help offset their renovation costs.
We helped farmer Ty Friskney update his electrical service, which resulted in higher productivity and improved yields for his soybean farm.
We sponsored the all-girls FIRST Robotics high school competition in Bloomfield Hills. It’s just one of many school robotics programs we support.
Consumers Energy and Oakland Schools Intermediate School District offer a natural gas boot camp to train and hire high school graduates in Oakland County.
We helped the Szikszay farm in Flint cut their grain dryer energy use by 55%, saving them over $44,000/yr. – money they can reinvest in their farm.
When Michigan International Speedway looked for the lead in our Green Generation™ Program, we helped it donate 50,000 trees to be planted.