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Displaying items tagged: Consumers Energy

Monday, 31 October 2022 17:11

Inflation Reduction Act a ‘great tailwind’ for utility clean energy plans

Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities say tax credit provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will speed up their investments in solar, wind and battery storage and could lead them to owning more facilities that earn a return on those investments.

Published in Energy
Monday, 17 October 2022 04:00

How Energy Management Pays

Whether or not we spend much time thinking about it, our lives and businesses are powered by energy. And the ways we engage with this resource can make a big difference for our operating costs – and our planet. With so many ways to manage energy, Michigan businesses are sometimes left wondering what steps to take first. 

Published in Sponsored content
Monday, 03 October 2022 19:49

Recent settlement could clear path for long-planned Grand Rapids landfill solar project

GRAND RAPIDS — A recent settlement agreement approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission could finally create a viable path forward for a long-discussed solar project on a Grand Rapids brownfield.

Published in Energy

Thursday, 29 September 2022 13:53

Hope College, Ottawa Co. partnering on EV charging needs assessment

Hope College is partnering with local officials to determine Ottawa County’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure needs in the coming years as automakers and utilities forecast increased vehicle adoption.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 25 September 2022 18:58

Corporate demand drives new renewable energy projects across Michigan

Over the past few years, corporate demand for cleaner energy to power their operations has directly led to the development of large-scale wind and solar projects across Michigan.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 21 September 2022 10:06

Details emerge on ‘transformational’ Big Rapids battery manufacturing project

BIG RAPIDS — The Big Rapids area could experience a multi-billion dollar advanced battery manufacturing investment in the coming years, according to a recent media report confirming months of speculation about the project.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 11 September 2022 18:49

People in the News: Sept. 12, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 21 August 2022 19:55

Strategic Energy Management for Your Business

Inflation is the highest it’s been in decades, which impacts our entire Michigan business community. But while costs on nearly everything else seem to be rising, Consumers Energy is here to help businesses reduce energy waste, lower energy costs and even cash in on rebates that can be invested back into your bottom-line. 

Published in Sponsored content
Tuesday, 16 August 2022 10:41

Local wind and solar jobs can counteract losses at retiring coal plants, U-M study finds

The wind and solar industries could fully replace the number of lost jobs at U.S. coal-fired power plants that are expected to close to meet emission-reduction targets, a recent University of Michigan study has found.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 24 July 2022 19:44

Breach of contract dispute surrounds early closure plan for Ottawa Co. coal plant 

PORT SHELDON TWP. — Consumers Energy’s recently approved plan to shut down the J.H. Campbell coal plant in Ottawa County in 2025 has caused a breach of contract dispute between the utility and another electricity provider.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 17 July 2022 19:01

MiBiz Growth Report: July 18, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 18, 2022:

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 23 June 2022 16:47

Regulators approve Consumers Energy’s ‘historic’ plan to shutter West Mich. coal plant in 2025, speed up energy storage

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved Consumers Energy’s latest long-term energy plan that calls for eliminating its coal-fired power in 2025 while also speeding up the deployment of energy storage.

Published in Energy

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:26

Rockford Construction plans 245-unit apartment building, parking deck on GR’s west side

GRAND RAPIDS — Rockford Construction Co. is planning a seven-story, 245-unit apartment building and 310-space parking deck on Grand Rapids’ west side, MiBiz has learned. 

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.


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