On Friday, about 180 Jackson County middle and high school students from 11 schools will showcase their work during Consumers Energy’s annual STEM and robotics expo. Students are part of teams that spend the year developing robotics projects for competitions that build their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills that can lead to high-tech careers.
On Tuesday, company employees Erika Poli and Anna MacDonald appeared on JTV-TV in Jackson to talk about work to prepare for the expo and the importance of promoting robotics in middle and high schools.
New Location Would Be Third in Michigan, Powering Up to 100 Homes
CADILLAC, Mich., February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that it plans to develop its third solar power plant in Cadillac, building on its Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.
Nonprofits Could Receive Up To $250,000 Each; Applications Due March 18
JACKSON, Mich., February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is strengthening its commitment to Michigan’s environment by announcing new plans to provide $500,000 to nonprofits for projects aiming to preserve, restore and protect Michigan’s natural resources.
The first Planet Awards will provide as much as $250,000 to two or more Michigan nonprofits aiming to make a positive impact on the state’s land, water, or air.
JACKSON, Mich., January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is committed to helping Michigan residents stay safe and warm this winter which includes assisting federal government employees in Michigan who are affected by the ongoing shutdown. The company is encouraging customers who face hardship due to this ongoing shutdown to contact Consumers Energy immediately for assistance – which may include flexible payment arrangements or extensions that provide more time to pay a bill.
Consumers Energy has donated $100,000 to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund to help military veterans pay their heating bills this winter.
The gift is the largest single donation in the 73-year history of the trust fund, which operates within the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, according to Lindell Holm, MVTF director.
“Consumers Energy is committed to our Triple Bottom Line of people, planet and prosperity for everyone that we serve," Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience, said in a news release.
Local projects will receive funds; contest ends in April
JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is strengthening its commitment to rural Michigan communities by announcing a new competition to provide funding for projects that will help energize towns in the Lower Peninsula.
The “Put Your Town on the Map” competition will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community. Up to 10 finalist communities will compete for the funding at the 2019 Small Town and Rural Development Conference on April 17 in Thompsonville, Mich.
Consumers Energy Co. is leading the charge to bring electric-vehicle infrastructure to Michigan.
As automakers look to electricity to fuel future vehicles, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved this week the state's first EV infrastructure pilot program. The three-year, $10 million incentive program would provide rebates for electric vehicle chargers and a special rate for nighttime charging.