Awards

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Sustainalytics 2017 Top U.S. Utility

In 2017, we scored highest for sustainability performance among U.S. energy providers for the second consecutive year, according to an independent ranking by Sustainalytics. We also ranked #16 among 195 worldwide utilities.

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2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence

Because of our efforts to protect the environment through energy efficiency programs, we received an ENERGY STAR award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the sixth time in seven years.

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Governor’s Energy Excellence Award 2017

In 2017, we were named the Best Communication/Education Program for the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency program which helps those who help others— nonprofits, houses of worship and local community organizations that operate out of historic buildings.

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Mid-America Economic Development Council Awards

We were awarded the Mid-America Economic Development Council’s Deal of the Year and Marketing Program award in 2017 for our work with the Switch Data Center and Energy Profile program, respectively. In 2016, we were a finalist in the Mid-America Economic Development Council’s awards competition for our Energy Ready site certification program.

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Military Times Best for Vets 2017

Military Times invited us to take a rigorous survey about company policies related to veterans and their families. We’re honored to have ranked 3rd in the state on the Vets Employers 2017 List.

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Gold Veteran-Friendly Employer – Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency

In 2017, we were one of only seven employers to earn the highest certification the state offers when we became a gold level Veteran-Friendly Employer from the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency.

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2018 Best Employer for Diversity – Forbes®

We placed 13th overall in the Forbes list of America’s best employers for diversity from all industries across the nation. We were also the only company in the “utilities” category in the top 100.

2018 lgbtq best places to work better

Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018

In 2018, we received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

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2016 Association for Talent Development BEST Award Winner

Not only did we finish ninth out of 36 organizations worldwide, but we were also the only utility and Michigan-based organization to receive the award.

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Top 50 Companies for Women

In 2018, we were recognized nationally by Career Mastered Magazine for promoting and recognizing the contributions of women.

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2016 National Night Out (NNO) Crime & Drug Prevention Program

Because of our commitment to this cause, we received the National Electric Utility Award from the National Association of Town Watch.