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Consumers Energy Receives National Recognition as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, Saves Customers $2 Billion on Bills

Published 04-09-19

Submitted by Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is being honored for the seventh time in eight years with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for energy efficiency programs that have saved Michigan homes and businesses over $2 billion.

“Energy efficiency is a critical part of Consumers Energy’s efforts to build a more sustainable energy future for Michigan,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president for customer experience. “Reducing energy waste is good for people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity by saving money for household budgets, reducing carbon emissions and putting people to work.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hands out Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards to organizations that are leaders in reducing energy waste. The awards are the highest level of recognition from the EPA.

Consumers Energy started its current energy efficiency programs in 2009. A decade later, over 625,000 households and businesses have benefitted from programs that reward them for using less energy. Those include rebates on energy-saving appliances, lighting, heating and cooling equipment, smart thermostats, insulation and other home improvements.

     A look at the company’s energy efficiency programs, by the numbers:

  • 7 million – Tons of carbon dioxide reduced

  • 25 million – ENERGY STAR®-certified bulbs that have been sold or distributed

  • 7,000 -- Jobs added by companies doing energy efficiency-related work

Businesses can learn about reducing energy waste at Residents can learn more at

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 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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