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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Schools Students’ Artwork on Display

Twenty student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during ArtPrize.

The competition is a collaboration of Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the City of Grand Rapids.

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National Night Out With Consumer’s Energy [Photos]

Tuesday morning, Andy Rent had the opportunity to hang out at Consumer's Energy with representatives from local law enforcement, mayors, and the folks from Consumer's for National Night Out.

Check out some photos from the morning in the gallery below! 

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Hans Hansen
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Consumers Energy Increases Workforce to Keep Pace With Increased Home Building in Michigan

The number of homes built in Michigan in 2014 is projected to be the highest since 2006.

Consumers Energy has expanded its workforce and made other changes to keep pace with demand.

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Duane Prokop, Getty Images
Duane Prokop, Getty Images
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Kent and Ottawa County Businesses Selected to Produce Solar Energy

Consumers Energy has selected a total of 22 businesses and homeowners in Michigan's Lower Peninsula to help produce solar energy.

Three Kent and Ottawa county businesses were among those selected.

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Long Island Residents, Many Still Without Power, Continue To Clean Up After Superstorm Sandy
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Consumers Energy: More Expected to be Without Electricity on Monday Night

Consumers Energy is expected to cut power at 9 p.m. to allow crews to repair damage from Sunday night's thunderstorms.

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Over 150,000 in Michigan Lose Power Due to Storms

West Michigan made it through last night's storms without too much damage.

Some other areas of the state were not as fortunate.

The storms had winds of over 70 mph and have left over 150,000 without power.

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Crash Causes Power Outage In Downtown Grand Rapids

A semi truck crashed into an electrical pole at a Grand Rapids intersection and knocked out power to buildings throughout the downtown area Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at around 10:30 a.m. at Michigan Street and Diamond Avenue.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Consumer Energy Donating Free Light Bulbs to People in Need

 

Consumers Energy is helping families across Michigan to save energy and money this year by donating 85,000 energy-efficient light bulbs through food banks.

This month, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is giving out about 40,000 Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) through its network of food pantries. Families receive a package of two CFLs, along with information on the bulbs' benefits and other energy-saving tips.

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Arman Davtyan, ThinkStock
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Consumers Energy still working to restore power in West Michigan

Consumers Energy crews continued to work to restore power this morning in West Michigan and across the state.

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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Progress Made on Outages in Greater Grand Rapids and Across Michigan [Video]

Saturday afternoon update: Restoration work continues for Consumers Energy customers impacted by last weekend’s devastating ice storm and those affected by ice melting off trees and equipment from Friday’s and today’s warmer weather.

As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, about 18,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service, including 3,667 in Barry County and 468 in Ionia County. Since noon Dec. 21, the storm has caused 409,000 outages, or about 23 percent of the utility’s 1.8 million electric customers.

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Consumers Energy Fixing Power Outages in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan

This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.

Among the counties most affected by the outages still are Kent, with 313 customers without power; Barry, 6,754; Ionia, 1,909; Kalamazoo, 187; and Calhoun, 739.

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