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Consumers Energy Company (Consumers) is an electric and natural gas utility. Consumers is the wholly owned subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation. The company owns and operates electric distribution and generation facilities, as well as gas transmission, storage, and distribution facilities. It generates electricity from coal-fired and oil-fired generating plants, hydroelectric plants, a pumped storage generating plant, and several combustion-turbine plants. The company categorizes its business operations into two business segments, namely, Electric Utility and Gas Utility. It serves residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The major source of electricity for the company are coal, gas, renewable energy, oil, and nuclear. Consumers is headquartered in Jackson, the US.
The company aims for major energy development with the plan of investing $6.6 billion in Michigan over the next five years to improve the environment, and add value to the electric and natural gas service. It is also planning to increase its spending in Michigan across various areas such as customer service, electric and natural gas operations, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental stewardship.

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									                Consumers Energy Company - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDPE9745SA                                                                                             Publication Date: MAR 2012

          One Energy Plaza                                 Phone             +1 517 7880550                         Revenue        6,253 (million USD)
          Jackson, MI                                      Fax                                                      Net Profit     NA
          49201                                            Website           www.consumersenergy.com                Employees      7,435
          United States                                    Exchange                                                 Industry       Power Energy

       Company Overview
       Consumers Energy Company (Consumers) is an electric and natural gas utility. Consumers is the wholly owned subsidiary of
       CMS Energy Corporation. The company owns and operates electric distribution and generation facilities, as well as gas
       transmission, storage, and distribution facilities. It generates electricity from coal-fired and oil-fired generating plants, hydroelectric
       plants, a pumped storage generating plant, and several combustion-turbine plants. The company categorizes its business
       operations into two business segments, namely, Electric Utility and Gas Utility. It serves residential, commercial, and diversified
       industrial customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     Consumers Energy Company, SWOT Analysis
         John G. Russell                   Chief Executive Officer                 Strengths                             Weaknesses
         David W. Joos                     Director
                                                                                   Integrated Operational                Dependency on Thermal Fuel
         Philip R. Lochner, Jr.            Director                                Structure                             Sources
         Merribel S. Ayres                 Director
                                                                                   Diversified Customer Base             Legal Proceedings
         Jon E. Barfield                   Director
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData                                                                 Opportunities                         Threats

                                                                                   Increasing Demand for                 Government Regulations
        Key Competitors                                                            Electricity and Natural Gas
         Pacific Gas and Electric Company                                                                                Nuclear Generation Risk
                                                                                   Advanced Metering
         Indiana Michigan Power Company                                            Infrastructure
         Michigan Gas Utilities
         Michigan Consolidated Gas Company
                                                                                  Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData
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        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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       Recent Developments

       Mar 07, 2012                  SmartSynch Announces Team Selected For SmartMeter Deployment For Consumers Energy In
                                     Michigan
       Feb 28, 2012                  Consumers Energy Provides $6.3m In Energy Efficiency Incentives In Q4 2011
       Feb 27, 2012                  Consumers Energy Announces New Solar Energy Applications For Its Customers
       Feb 16, 2012                  Gamesa Energy Provides Update On Garden Wind Farm Project In Garden Township, Michigan
       Jan 26, 2012                  MPSC Directs Utilities To Refund Funds Remaining In Low-Income And Energy Efficiency Fund
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Consumers Energy Company - Key Facts ......................................................................................................................................... 5
       Consumers Energy Company - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................ 6
       Consumers Energy Company - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................................. 8
       Consumers Energy Company - Major Products and Services............................................................................................................ 9
          Consumers Energy Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 .......................................... 10
          Consumers Energy Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Region (Power Generation), 2010 ............................................... 11
       Consumers Energy Company - Key Operational Summary ............................................................................................................. 12
       Consumers Energy Company - History ............................................................................................................................................ 13
       Consumers Energy Company - Company Statement....................................................................................................................... 15
       Consumers Energy Company - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................ 19
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Joint Venture................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
       Consumers Energy Company - Business Description ...................................................................................................................... 20
       Consumers Energy Company - SWOT Analysis .............................................................................................................................. 21
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 21
          Consumers Energy Company - Strengths .................................................................................................................................... 21
             Strength - Integrated Operational Structure .............................................................................................................................. 21
             Strength - Diversified Customer Base ....................................................................................................................................... 21
             Strength - Strong Market Presence ........................................................................................................................................... 21
             Strength - Improvement in Financial Performance .................................................................................................................... 21
          Consumers Energy Company - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................... 22
             Weakness - Dependency on Thermal Fuel Sources ................................................................................................................. 22
             Weakness - Legal Proceedings ................................................................................................................................................. 22
          Consumers Energy Company - Opportunities .............................................................................................................................. 22
             Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Electricity and Natural Gas ............................................................................................. 22
             Opportunity - Advanced Metering Infrastructure ........................................................................................................................ 22
             Opportunity - Balanced Energy Initiative Plan ........................................................................................................................... 23
             Opportunity - Highly Competitive Environment.......................................................................................................................... 23
          Consumers Energy Company - Threats........................................................................................................................................ 23
             Threat - Government Regulations ............................................................................................................................................. 23
             Threat - Nuclear Generation Risk .............................................................................................................................................. 23
       Consumers Energy Company - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................. 24
       Section 3 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances ........................................................................................ 25
          Consumers Energy Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 ................................................................................... 25
          Consumers Energy Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012................................................................................... 26
          Consumers Energy Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 ................................................................ 27
          Consumers Energy Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012 ................................................................ 28
          Consumers Energy Company, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012 .............................................................................. 29
          Consumers Energy Company, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012 ............................................................................. 30



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       Consumers Energy Company, Recent Deals Summary ................................................................................................................... 31
       Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments ................................................................................................................................ 32
          Consumers Energy Company, Recent Developments .................................................................................................................. 32
             Mar 07, 2012: SmartSynch Announces Team Selected For SmartMeter Deployment For Consumers Energy In Michigan .... 32
             Feb 28, 2012: Consumers Energy Provides $6.3m In Energy Efficiency Incentives In Q4 2011 .............................................. 32
             Feb 27, 2012: Consumers Energy Announces New Solar Energy Applications For Its Customers .......................................... 34
             Feb 16, 2012: Gamesa Energy Provides Update On Garden Wind Farm Project In Garden Township, Michigan ................... 34
             Jan 26, 2012: MPSC Directs Utilities To Refund Funds Remaining In Low-Income And Energy Efficiency Fund .................... 34
             Dec 20, 2011: MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Authorizing Consumers Energy To Reconcile Certain Residual
             Balances ...........................................................
								
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