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Consumers Energy Seeks Public Input in Developing Long-Term Energy Plan

Published 01-16-18

Submitted by Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is taking input from the public as it develops a long-range plan that will help ensure Michigan continues to be powered by affordable, reliable and clean energy.

Consumers Energy is developing an Integrated Resource Plan that will serve as a valuable guide for actions for the next 15 years.

The energy provider expects to submit the plan to the Michigan Public Service Commission by mid-year, as part of the energy law that Michigan lawmakers approved in late 2016. The commission will have about a year to review the plan.

“This process will help set the foundation for serving Michigan, its customers and guiding key decisions for our company in the coming years,” said Brandon Hofmeister, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of governmental, regulatory and public affairs. “We’re committed to aligning our focus on people, planet and prosperity with this future energy plan. Our goal is a strategic vision that makes sense for our company, our customers and Michigan.

Consumers Energy serves about two thirds of Michigan’s residents, providing electricity and/or natural gas to homes and businesses in every Lower Peninsula county. Upcoming public sessions this month and next in East Lansing and Grand Rapids will give community members an opportunity to learn about Consumers Energy and to provide thoughts on how to meet Michigan’s future energy needs.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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Consumers Energy will seek public input as it develops a long-range Integrated Resource Plan.

An open house is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Road in East Lansing.

A second open house is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Consumers Energy’s Russell Leadership Center,  120 Front Ave. SW in Grand Rapids.

No registration is necessary for either event.

About Consumers Energy

See more information about Consumers Energy’s commitment to a sustainable future: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/sustainability

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Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394, or Katie Carey, 517-788-2395

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Consumers Energy is one of the nation's largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.6 million of Michigan's 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Our Growing Forward strategy calls for investing more than $6 billion in Michigan over the next five years. That includes significant investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental and customer service enhancements, and new power generation.

The investments make Consumers Energy one of the largest investors in Michigan and will help the utility maintain and improve service to customers, create jobs, boost the state’s economy and expand the state’s tax base.

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