CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in Michigan. The company’s subsidiary, Consumers Energy Company (Consumers), serves individuals and businesses operating in the alternative energy, automotive, chemical, metal, and food products industries, as well as a diversified group of other industries. Consumers owns and operates electric distribution and generation facilities and gas transmission, storage, and distribution facilities. It provides electricity and/or natural gas to 6.5 million of Michigan's residents. Segments Consumers Electric Utility Electric Utility Operations: Consumers' electric utility operations include the generation, purchase, distribution, and sale of electricity. Consumers' electric utility customer base consists of a mix of residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Electric Utility Properties: Consumers’ distribution system consists of: 422 miles of high-voltage distribution radial lines operating at 120 kilovolts or above; 4,259 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines operating at 23 kilovolts, 46 kilovolts, and 69 kilovolts; 18 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines operating at 23 kilovolts and 46 kilovolts; 55,996 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,210 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations with an aggregate transformer capacity of 24 million kVA (thousand volt-amperes). Consumers is interconnected to the interstate high-voltage electric transmission system owned by Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC, a non-affiliated company, and operated by The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Consumers is also interconnected to neighboring utilities and to other transmission systems. Consumers Gas Utility Gas Utility Operations: Consumers’ gas utility operations, include the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. Consumers’ gas utility customer base consists of a mix of residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Consumers’ gas distribution and transmission system consists of: 26,819 miles of distribution mains; 1,661 miles of transmission lines; 7 compressor stations with a total of 150,027 installed and available horsepower; and 15 gas storage fields with an aggregate storage capacity of 309 bcf and a working storage capacity of 143 bcf. Enterprises segment – Non-Utility Operations and Investments CMS Energy’s enterprises segment, through various subsidiaries and certain equity investments, is engaged primarily in domestic independent power production and the marketing of independent power production. As of December 31, 2013, CMS Energy had ownership interests in independent power plants totaling 1,135 gross megawatt (MW) or 1,034 net MW. Other Businesses EnerBank: EnerBank is a Utah state-chartered, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation -insured industrial bank providing unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. History CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987.
cms energy corp (CMS:New York)
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201
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