Consumers Energy, WILX-TV Provide Up-To-The-Minute Weather Conditions With New
JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 22, 2013
JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers of weather broadcasts on
Lansing television station WILX-TV will get a view from above of mid-Michigan
communities as Consumers Energy sponsors the Weather Authority SkyCam Network.
The first cameras at Sparrow Hospital and Consumers Energy's headquarters in
downtown Jackson started operating Monday, Oct. 21.
"Our Promise to Michigan is to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need
it. These cameras will be providing a view of the latest weather conditions
constantly, just as we are on watch for bad weather around the clock," said
Garrick Rochow, vice president of energy delivery for Consumers Energy.
The cameras will provide round-the-clock footage of weather conditions in the
communities served by Michigan's largest energy provider and WILX-TV. Weather
cameras already are providing footage in Lansing and Jackson, and soon will be
operating in East Lansing, Charlotte and St. Johns.
Consumers Energy works constantly to limit the number and length of electric
interruptions. Its employees plan in advance of bad weather and deploy crews
around the state to respond when storms strike.
The company also created an online map last year that provides information on
the location and number of outages at all times, and offers the
up-to-the-minute information when energy will be restored. Go to
"You can count on these weather cameras to provide you with information you
need, and we are proud to be sponsoring them," Rochow said. "Count on us to
watch the weather, too, as we work hard to keep the lights on."
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of
CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million
of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
For more information about Consumers Energy, visit us at
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Michigan residents will be able to view footage from the cameras during on-air
WILX broadcasts and online at www.wilx.com/weather. Or check the view by
downloading the WILX News app for Androids and iPhones.
SOURCE Consumers Energy
Contact: Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394 or Dan Bishop, 517-788-2395
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