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Consumers Energy

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For 125 years, Consumers Energy has provided some of the most valuable services in the world. Whether lighting a classroom in Grand Rapids, moving an assembly line in Flint, powering an X-ray machine in a Kalamazoo hospital or heating a home during the winter, Consumers Energy is part of the quality of life in Michigan. See Flickr photo album.

Consumers Energy was founded in 1886 by William Augustine Foote, a flour mill operator and entrepreneur who enjoyed tinkering with electricity. Foote’s innovative vision transformed his company from a small downtown lighting project to one of the nation’s largest utility companies.

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides electricity and/or natural gas to nearly 6.6 million of Michigan's 10 million residents and has operations in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.