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Consumers Energy Cuts Deposit Requirement

Consumers Energy has eliminated up-front deposits for power line expansions for businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

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Consumers Energy Opens New Oakland County Service Center

To enhance service to its growing natural gas customer base in Oakland County, Consumers Energy and state and local officials Friday observed the opening of its $7.5 million Groveland Service Center in Holly.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2013

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Consumers Energy Hires Michigan Company For New Wind Park

Consumers Energy says it has signed a contract with Southfield-based Barton Malow Co. for engineering, procurement and construction services at its $255 million Cross Winds Energy Park, a 105-megawatt wind farm in Tuscola County. The contract is subject to approval by the Michigan Public Service Commission.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2013

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Customer Solar Projects Selected For Consumers Energy Program; Next Phase Open

Solar projects planned by 16 residential customers have been selected to move forward as part of Consumers Energy’s ongoing implementation of Michigan’s energy reform law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2013

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Green Energy Fees Disappearing From Utility Bills

Four years after raising customers’ bills to meet mandates to sell cleaner power, Michigan’s biggest utilities are eliminating the fees or slashing them significantly.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2013

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Consumers Energy Agrees To Pay After Deadly Blasts

One of Michigan’s largest utilities has agreed to pay $1 million after a natural gas line exploded, killing a Royal Oak man.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2013

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Consumers Energy To Kick Off GR-Area “National Night Out” Activities

Consumers Energy will be joined by West Michigan area broadcast media, law enforcement officers and governmental officials to host an early morning kick-off Tuesday, Aug. 6 promoting the 30th Annual National Night Out in Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2013

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Capgemini Inks Smart Meter Technology Deal With Consumers Energy

Capgemini, a global provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, Monday announced a $40 million agreement to support a comprehensive smart meter program with Jackson-based Consumers Energy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2013

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Consumers Energy Adding Nearly 300 Employees to Build and Replace Gas Lines

Addressing worries about the reliability of infrastructure, Consumers Energy is strengthening its commitment to customer safety and expanding its workforce by hiring nearly 300 people to build and replace gas pipelines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2013

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State OKs Air Permit For Consumers Energy Natural Gas Power Plant in Genesee County

Consumers Energy announced Friday that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved an air permit for a natural gas power plant planned by the utility in Thetford Township in northern Genesee County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2013

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