Consumers Energy program aims to put smart grid technology in every home by 2019

Tarryl Jackson | Jackson Citizen Patriot The Jackson Citizen Patriot

By 2019, Jackson County residents will no longer have to guess what their monthly electric bill will be. They’ll be able to track energy use and costs, which could help them save money.

This will be made possible by Consumers Energy’s smart grid technology, a cutting-edge $750 million investment for the Jackson-based utility.

CMS_fade_9inW.jpgConsumers Energy is headquartered in downtown Jackson.

“It’s a win-win on the customer’s side,” said Thomas Harmes, who is part of regulatory and business partnering for the smart grid program.

The smart grid is the company’s response to the state’s 21st Century Energy Plan that emphasizes the need for renewable energy and energy conservation. Read more


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