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"JACKSON, MI — After six years at the helm and 34 years with the company, John Russell, Consumers Energy president and CEO, will retire effective July 1. Jackson County native Patricia Poppe, 47, will take over Russell's role in July as he shifts to his expected position on the CMS Energy and Consumers Energy board of directors, according to a press release from the company." (MLive)

"MUSKEGON, MI – Hundreds of people turned out to the channel Sunday, Nov. 8 to get pictures of what's expected to be the last large freighter to deliver coal to the B.C. Cobb electric plant in Muskegon. Consumers Energy plans to shut down the plant on Muskegon Lake in 2016, in part because of tightening federal restrictions on power plant emissions." (MLive)


Consumers Energy is reporting some power outages scattered throughout Southwest Michigan. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The state Senate is one step closer to confirming Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointment of a former Consumers Energy lobbyist to a panel that regulates utilities.

The state Senate Energy and Technology Committee signed off on the appointment of Norm Saari to the Michigan Public Service Commission during an advice and consent hearing on Thursday. The Senate Government Operations Committee and the full Senate are expected to follow suit.

Utility has filed complaint with Michigan Tax Tribunal over assessment of generating facility in Zeeland