JACKSON — Consumers Energy awarded $4.3 million in incentives through its Business Solutions program to fund 835 projects in the first quarter of 2013 to help Michigan businesses and schools become more energy efficient.

These incentivized projects are saving participating customers an estimated $5.15 million in annual energy costs.  They’re also are saving enough energy to serve about 3,700 residential electric customers and about 2,700 residential natural gas customers.

Business Solutions is one part of the company’s comprehensive energy efficiency program, launched in accordance with Michigan’s energy reform law.

“More and more of our businesses and schools are discovering the power of energy efficiency to strengthen their finances,” said Fred Alatalo, director of business energy efficiency programs for Consumers Energy. “This program helps Michigan businesses save energy. That’s our Promise.”

Learn more about energy efficiency programs for businesses as well as residential customers and how to apply for incentives by visiting www.consumersenergy.com.

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

For more information regarding Consumers Energy, visit www.consumersenergy.com.


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