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Displaying items by tag: Consumers Energy

Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:13

Lakeshore energy reinvention: From Ludington to Covert, the West Michigan lakeshore is undergoing a swift energy transition

The global energy transition that is underway to combat the worst effects of climate change can be encapsulated along roughly 125 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 03 May 2022 13:22

CMS Energy, Spectrum Health partnering on solar array to help power GR rehabilitation facility

GRAND RAPIDS — CMS Energy and Spectrum Health West Michigan are partnering on a new solar energy project that will help meet the power needs at a planned 80-bed subacute rehabilitation center on the city’s northeast side.

Published in Energy
Friday, 22 April 2022 10:04

Consumers, DTE sue contractor over ‘defective work,’ project delays in $500M Ludington pumped storage plant upgrade

Michigan’s two major electric utilities that jointly own the Ludington Pumped Hydro Storage power plant along Lake Michigan claim the contractor hired for a $500 million upgrade of the facility has “delivered defective work” and is failing to meet contractual deadlines.

Published in Energy

Tuesday, 19 April 2022 13:36

Palisades owner details upcoming job losses tied to nuclear plant closure

COVERT — The owner of the Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan disclosed last week that 184 jobs will be eliminated soon after the plant permanently closes on May 31.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 13:00

Food producer The GFB to offset Kentwood facility’s power usage with renewables

KENTWOOD — Certified B Corp and food producer The GFB: The Gluten Free Bar is now participating in a Consumers Energy program to offset its Kentwood production facility’s electricity usage entirely with renewable energy.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:03

People in the news: March 14, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for March 14, 2022

Published in Talent


Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:32

Michigan EV registrations climb as state prepares millions for charging stations

Michigan electric vehicle registrations climbed nearly 60 percent over the past year, which comes as the state is preparing to deploy tens of millions of dollars for additional charging infrastructure.

Published in Energy
Monday, 21 February 2022 12:29

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Consumers Energy supporting EV charging rollout

Consumers Energy announced plans today that it will issue 200 rebates over the next two years to help offset the cost for site hosts to install electric vehicle charging stations.

Published in Energy
Monday, 21 February 2022 05:55

Consumers Energy plans 200 more electric vehicle chargers over next 2 years

JACKSON — Consumers Energy plans to provide 200 rebates for electric vehicle charging stations in its Lower Peninsula service territory over the next two years.

Published in Energy

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 14:41

State regulators approve special electric rates for Consumers, DTE to lure major automotive projects

Roughly a week after lawmakers passed a $1 billion program to incentivize major advanced automotive projects in Michigan, state energy regulators followed suit today by approving special electricity rates to support such industrial projects.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 06 December 2021 16:16

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Major utilities propose economic development rates to attract major projects

Major investor-owned utilities Consumers Energy and DTE Energy are seeking expedited approval from state regulators to create new economic development electricity rates aimed at attracting major manufacturing projects.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 03 December 2021 16:00

Consumers, DTE seek special electric rates for large development projects

Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities seek to play a more active role in economic development — particularly in luring advanced manufacturing facilities to the state — with plans to offer new electricity rates for large expansion projects.

Published in Energy


Friday, 03 December 2021 16:00

Holland, Big Rapids eyed for battery manufacturing developments

Advanced automotive battery suppliers are considering a pair of West Michigan cities for new or expanded manufacturing facilities, MiBiz has learned. 

Published in Energy
Sunday, 07 November 2021 17:15

Editor's Notebook: Poking the utilities

The state Legislature has been active in recent weeks on energy bills being championed by West Michigan lawmakers. 

Published in Energy
Monday, 25 October 2021 13:02

Utilities launch campaign as advocates, lawmakers ramp up community solar pressure

Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities have launched an “education campaign” as clean energy advocates tout the potential economic benefits of community solar energy and as lawmakers consider bills on the topic that the utilities oppose.

Published in Energy

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:34

Industrial electric customers could choose power supplier under new bill

A state lawmaker from West Michigan has introduced legislation that would give industrial electric customers an opportunity to select alternative power suppliers in what supporters say is an effort to reduce electric costs and attract investments.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 10 October 2021 16:00

With tight industrial inventory, developers turn to outlying metro areas

Low industrial real estate vacancy rates and ongoing construction backlogs are pushing industrial projects to more rural and outlying areas.

Tuesday, 07 September 2021 11:32

Four new solar projects set to come online next year for Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy expects to start purchasing power next year from four new solar projects that will add more than 100 megawatts of renewable energy to the utility’s generation mix.

Published in Energy

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:27

Consumers Energy unveils ‘win-win’ solar project on former Cadillac brownfield property

CADILLAC — Consumers Energy has unveiled a new “brownfield to brightfield” solar project that converted formerly abandoned industrial property into a clean energy power source.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 04 July 2021 17:40

‘It’s complicated’: Advocates give Consumers Energy’s long-term plan mixed reviews

Environmental and ratepayer advocates are withholding their full-throated support for Consumers Energy’s new long-term energy plan that eliminates coal usage by 2025, citing concerns over potential rate effects and the scale of ongoing fossil fuel reliance.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:13

Consumers Energy plans to close remaining coal plants by 2025

JACKSON — Michigan’s largest energy company announced today that it plans to phase out its remaining coal-fired power plants by 2025, which would be 15 years earlier than planned, as part of its updated long-term energy plan.

Published in Energy

Tuesday, 08 June 2021 13:02

Consumers Energy to sell bank subsidiary in $960 million deal

JACKSON — CMS Energy Corp. plans to sell a Utah-based bank that specializes in home improvement lending nationwide.

Published in Finance
Monday, 07 June 2021 12:49

Consumers Energy launches electric vehicle program for businesses

JACKSON — Investor-owned utility Consumers Energy has launched a new electric vehicle program that provides rebates and consultation to businesses looking to transition to electrified fleets.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 13:39

Major utilities seek negotiations on rooftop solar bill

Michigan’s two major investor-owned utilities want to negotiate with state legislators and advocates on a proposed bill that would expand access to the companies’ rooftop solar programs.

Published in Energy

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 16:32

Consumers Energy plans to ramp up electric vehicle fast-charging stations

JACKSON — Consumers Energy plans to help ramp up the number of fast-charging electric vehicle stations across the Lower Peninsula in the coming years to ensure EV drivers can travel longer distances while maintaining access to charging equipment.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:00

Utilities chart renewable energy future as state mandates level off

Michigan’s mandates for renewable power and energy efficiency programs — first set in 2008 and slightly increased in 2016 — are scheduled to level off this year, although it may make little difference as the clean energy transition rolls on under market forces.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 28 March 2021 17:30

Renewable natural gas, battery storage to play key roles in low-emissions future

The ability to store intermittent renewable energy from wind and solar and capturing methane emissions from common waste streams to displace natural gas usage are two technologies poised to play a bigger role in a lower carbon future.

Published in Energy

Monday, 22 February 2021 11:42

Lawmakers reintroduce legislation to expand rooftop solar program

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has again proposed legislation backed by clean energy advocates to expand utility programs for customers who generate their own solar power.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:40

6 West Michigan companies earn top grades for LGBTQ equality workplaces

GRAND RAPIDS — Six West Michigan corporations earned top scores in this year’s Corporate Equality Index rankings recently published by the Human Rights Campaign, showcasing the companies as among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 January 2021 12:24

Utility foundations use deep nonprofit network to distribute millions in COVID relief funds

The corporate foundations of the state’s two major energy utilities have distributed nearly $26.5 million in direct relief funds to meet basic needs such as food, shelter and personal protective equipment since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

Published in Nonprofits

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