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Consumers Energy 125 YearsFrom Adrian to Zeeland, we’ve been proud to serve Michigan for more than 125 years. Our team of nearly 7,500 men and women work around the clock to bring safe, reliable and affordable energy to nearly 6.6 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents.

At Consumers Energy, we are committed to continue providing energy value and helping customers save money with energy efficiency, investing in environmental stewardship, promoting corporate social responsibility, encouraging community support and focusing on public safety.

Recent recognition for our efforts include:







  • American Gas Association honors Consumers Energy with a Safety Achievement Award for lowest "DART" incident rate
  • Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency
  • American Gas Association Meritorious Service Award to Royal Oak employees Tony McMillin, Jane Melko and Melissa Landreth saving the life of a co-worker who was overcome by gas fumes
  • Jackson Citizen Patriot Corporate Citizen of the Year Award for efforts to encourage and motivate employees and retirees to get involved in the community
  • Michigan Association of United Way Spirit of Michigan Award for community involvement


  • SAP Best Run Utilities-Top Innovator for Mobility
  • Michigan Career Educator & Employer Alliance Employer of the Year Award for efforts in promoting and sustaining quality internship/cooperative education programs and career opportunities in Michigan
  • NACHA, the Electronic Payment Association, PayItGreen Award for being a leading “green” company for reducing paper use and promoting electronic payments and eBill
  • 18th Consecutive National Association of Town Watch, National Electric Utility Award for participation in the “National Night Out” crime and drug prevention program
  • International Right of Way Association Employer of the Year Award for commitment to increasing professionalism, supporting employee development and supporting right-of-way initiatives
  • MCEEA Employer of the Year


Past awards include:

Business Operations

  • 2007: Ektron All-Star award recognizing the Consumers Energy Web site as the best in the energy category
  • 2006: J.D. Power and Associates Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study ranks Consumers Energy highest in the Midwest in overall customer satisfaction among the largest gas utilities serving business customers
  • 2006: Edison Electric Institute Advocacy Excellence Award for the company's efforts to pass a national energy bill
  • 2003: J.D. Power and Associates ranks Consumers Energy natural gas utility highest for residential customer satisfaction in the Midwest for second consecutive year

Community Involvement

  • 2007: Michigan State University Wharton Society financial support
  • 2007: Junior Achievement Business/Education Partnership Award
  • 2007: The Salvation Army recognition award for 25 years of sponsoring the PeopleCare program for low-income residents
  • 2007: National Fuel Funds Network second place award for PeopleCare Advocacy/Awareness Campaign
  • 2005: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation West Michigan Chapter Gold Award for raising nearly $7,300 in the Jackson Walk to Cure Diabetes
  • 2005: Michigan Colleges Foundation Outstanding Service Award
  • 2005: Michigan Senior Olympics Summer Games certificate of appreciation
  • 2004: Warm Hearts award from The Heat and Warmth Fund, recognizing the company's ongoing commitment to statewide organizations that help residents pay energy bills

Environmental Excellence

  • 2007: Clean Corporate Citizen award from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is presented to the Cobb Generating Plant, Muskegon, Mich. All four of the company's major electric generating complexes have earned this honor
  • 2007: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Natural Gas STAR Program Award for voluntary efforts to measure, report and reduce methane emissions for the past 10 years
  • 2006: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Achievement Award for significantly reducing elemental mercury and mercury-containing equipment
  • 2004: Clean Corporate Citizen Longevity awards from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Whiting Generating Plant in Erie, Mich., and the Parnall Road Office Complex in Jackson, Mich.
  • 2004: Edison Electric Institute's Advocacy Excellence Award recognizes the company's 3 Es campaign, which stresses the importance of balancing energy, the environment and economy when setting policy and committing resources

Health and Wellness

  • 2007: American Cancer Society Workplace Solutions award for employees participating in Active for Life, a 10-week program sponsored by the American Cancer Society
  • 2005: Five Star Investor Award presented by the American Cancer Society Great Lakes Division in Jackson County and recognizing the company's continued support of local cancer programs and services, such as cancer awareness, education and prevention


  • 2008: Society of Human Resource Management Jackson Area - Workplace Diversity
  • 2006: Veterans of Foreign Wars Employee of the Year

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