Public Tours of Construction of Cross Winds Energy Park Offered by Caro Chamber of Commerce

   Public Tours of Construction of Cross Winds Energy Park Offered by Caro
                             Chamber of Commerce

PR Newswire

CARO, Mich., July 3, 2014

CARO, Mich., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public tours of construction of
Consumers Energy's Cross Winds® Energy Park will be offered by the Caro
Chamber of Commerce beginning July 12.

This public education program will include a safety briefing regarding
transportation of large wind park equipment and a guided tour of a
construction site where wind turbines are being erected. 

"We're pleased to offer this unique educational opportunity to the public,"
said Brenda Caruthers, executive director of the Caro Chamber of Commerce.
"This experience will focus on safety, details on how a wind park is built,
and a guided tour of actual construction site. Wind energy is bringing jobs
and investment to Tuscola County."

Consumers Energy's $255 million Cross Winds Energy Park
(www.crosswindsenergypark.com) is being constructed by approximately 150
workers, in Akron and Columbia townships in Tuscola County.

Cross Winds will include 62 wind turbines, with a capacity of 105 megawatts –
enough to supply electricity to 31,000 homes -- when it begins generating
renewable energy for Consumers Energy customers in late 2014.

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of
CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.5 million
of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Media toolkit

ONLINE: Information about Caro Chamber of Commerce tours of Cross Winds Energy
Park construction: www.carochamber.org/

MAP: See the park's layout:
www.crosswindsenergypark.com/Uploadedfiles/Lakewinds/CrossWinds%20Simple%20Map.pdf

AUDIO: Download an audio clip of a Chamber of Commerce official talking about
the tours:
https://soundcloud.com/consumers-energy/tours-of-crosswinds-energy-park

For more information about Consumers Energy, go to www.ConsumersEnergy.com,
join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConsumersEnergyMichiganand follow us
on Twitter www.twitter.com/ConsumersEnergy.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in Rule
3b-6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Rule 175 of the Securities Act of
1933, and relevant legal decisions. The forward-looking statements are subject
to risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements should be
considered in the context of the risk and other factors detailed from time to
time in CMS Energy's and Consumers Energy's Securities and Exchange Commission
filings. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with
"FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION" and "RISK FACTORS" sections of
CMS Energy's Form 10-K and Consumers Energy's Form 10-K each for the year
ended December 31, 2013 and as updated by in CMS Energy's and Consumers
Energy's Forms 10-Q.

CMS Energy's and Consumers Energy's "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND
INFORMATION" and "RISK FACTORS" sections are incorporated herein by reference
and discuss important factors that could cause CMS Energy's and Consumers
Energy's results to differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements.

SOURCE Consumers Energy

Website: http://www.consumersenergy.com
Contact: Dan Bishop, 517/788-2395 or Brian Wheeler, 517/788-2394
 
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