Consumers Energy, WILX-TV Fire Up New Mid-Michigan Cameras
JACKSON (WWJ) — Viewers of weather broadcasts on WILX TV, the NBC affiliate for the Lansing-Jackson market, will get a view from above of mid-Michigan communities as Consumers Energy sponsors the Weather Authority SkyCam Network.
The first cameras, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and Consumers Energy’s headquarters in Jackson, started operating Monday, Oct. 21.
Said Garrick Rochow, vice president of energy delivery for Consumers Energy: “These cameras will be providing a view of the latest weather conditions constantly, just as we are on watch for bad weather around the clock.”
The cameras will provide round-the-clock footage of weather conditions in the communities served by Michigan’s largest energy provider and WILX. Weather cameras already are providing footage in Lansing and Jackson, and soon will be operating in East Lansing, Charlotte and St. Johns.
Michigan residents will be able to view footage from the cameras during WILX broadcasts and online at http://www.wilx.com/weather/skycams/sparrow. Or check the view by downloading the WILX News app for Androids and iPhones.
The company also created an online map last year that provides information on the location and number of outages at all times, and offers the up-to-the-minute information when energy will be restored. Go to http://www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
For more information about Consumers Energy, visit http://www.ConsumersEnergy.com.