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Consumers Energy Company - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2011 Update

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Meta Description Consumers Energy Company - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2011 Update

Summary

The report contains the profile of the company
Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Jun 21, 2011
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Consumers Energy Company - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2011 Update

Summary

The report contains the profile of the company that is involved in the field of power generation from thermal sources (coal, oil and gas). It contains a detailed description of the company’s business operations (power plants, installed capacity, and generation), history, corporate strategy, and business structure. This report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on key employees (executives), key competitors, and major products and services.

Scope

- Major Power Plants (assets) – summarized and detailed information about the power plants (assets)
- Operational Metrics (capacity, generation, revenue, sales, number of consumers)
- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions
- Corporate strategy – GlobalData’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details.
- Note*: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company.

Reasons to buy

- Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research purposes. Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and major products and services are incorporated in the profile to assist in various business decisions (M&A and JV).
- Identify potential customers and suppliers with this report’s analysis of the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services and business strategy.
- Understand and respond to competitors’ business structure and strategies with GlobalData’s detailed SWOT analysis. In this, the company’s core strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are analyzed, providing an up to date objective view of the company.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 5
Company Snapshot 6
Key Information 6
Company Overview 6
SWOT Snapshot 6
Operational Metrics 7
Consumers Energy Company, Operational Metrics, By Capacity 7
Consumers Energy Company, Operational Metrics, By Generation 7
Consumers Energy Company, Operational Metrics, By Distribution 7
Consumers Energy Company, Operational Metrics, By Customers 7
Consumers Energy Company, Operational Metrics, By Sales 8
Consumers Energy Company, Operational Metrics, By Sales 8
Consumers Energy Company, Wind Farms 9
Consumers Energy Company, Wind Farms, United States 9
Consumers Energy Company, Hydro Power Plants 10
Consumers Energy Company, Hydro Power Plants, United States 10
Consumers Energy Company, Biomass Power Plants 11
Consumers Energy Company, Biomass Power Plants, United States 11
Consumers Energy Company, Biogas Power Plants 12
Consumers Energy Company, Biogas Power Plants, United States 12
Consumers Energy Company, Thermal Power Plants 13
Consumers Energy Company, Thermal Power Plants, United States 13
Consumers Energy Company, Commercial Reactors 14
Consumers Energy Company, Commercial Reactors, United States 14
Business Description 15
Business Overview 15
Major Products and Services 16
History 17
SWOT Analysis 19
Overview 19
Consumers Energy Company Strengths 19
Strong Market Presence 19
Diversified Customer Base 19
Integrated Operational Structure 20
Consumers Energy Company Weaknesses 20
Legal Proceedings 20
Dependency on Thermal Fuel Sources 20
Increased Long-Term Debt 20
Consumers Energy Company Opportunities 20
Balanced Energy Initiative Plan 20
Advanced Metering Infrastructure 21
Renewable Generation 21
Increasing Demand for Electricity and Natural Gas 21
Consumers Energy Company Threats 21
Government Regulation 21
Highly Competitive Environment 21
Market Volatility 22
Key Employees 23
Key Employee Biographies 24
Company Statement 25
Locations And Subsidiaries 28
Head Office 28
Recent Developments 29
Dec 03, 2010: Consumers Energy And Project Collaborators Kick Off Energy-Saving SmartStreet Program In Grand Rapids' East Hills Area 29
Oct 12, 2010: General Motors And Its Partners Team Up For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In Michigan 29
Feb 08, 2010: MPSC Directs Consumers Energy To Refund $86 Million To Customers In Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Funds 30
May 26, 2009: Consumers Energy Collaborates With Ford Motor And 14 Other Utilities On Proposal To Promote Use Of EVs 30
Apr 07, 2009: OSI And Consumers Energy Collaborate On AMI Technology Assessment And Field Pilot Program 31
Dec 12, 2008: Consumers Energy To Build Wind Farm In Tuscola County 31
Mar 05, 2007: Consumers Energy's Facility In Michigan Begins Producing Electricity 32
Feb 23, 2009: Consumers Energy Declares Quarterly Dividends 32
Aug 07, 2008: Consumers Energy Declares Quarterly Dividends 33
May 26, 2011: MPSC Approves Reduction In Renewable Energy Surcharge For Consumers Energy Electric Customers 33
May 24, 2011: Dow Chemical, City Of Midland And Consumers Energy Announce Power Agreement For Energy From Landfill Gas 33
May 20, 2011: NOVI Energy Begins Construction Of FCD Power Project In Fremont, US 33
May 10, 2011: Michigan PSC Conditionally Approves Renewable Energy Plan Amendment For Consumers Energy 34
Apr 22, 2011: Michigan's Energy Efficiency Programs Now Bigger And Better For Utility Customers: MPSC 35
Apr 20, 2011: Consumers Energy Awards $1.7m In Incentives To Fund 522 Projects To Help Michigan Businesses And Schools Save Energy And Money 35
Mar 21, 2011: Consumers Energy Selects OSIsoft For Operational Data Management And MDUS 35
Mar 21, 2011: Consumers Energy Announces Energy Efficiency Programs For Michigan's Customers 36
Feb 24, 2011: Consumers Energy Updates Renewable Energy Plan, Lowers Costs To Customers By $55m Per Year 37
Feb 09, 2011: Consumers Energy Helps Michigan Schools And Businesses Save Energy And Save Money 37
Feb 07, 2011: Consumers Energy, Detroit Edison Announce Major Maintenance And Upgrade Project At Ludington Pumped Storage Plant 40
Feb 01, 2011: MPSC Releases Annual Report On Electric Competition In Michigan 41
Jan 26, 2011: EnerNex Announces Smart Grid Security Guidelines For Utility Industry 41
Jan 20, 2011: MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Reconciling Consumers Energy's Enhanced Security Costs 42
Jan 04, 2011: Michigan Electric Utilities On Track To Meet Renewable Energy Standard: MPSC 42
Jan 03, 2011: Kalamazoo Special Education Building Receives $49,000 Incentive From Consumers Energy's New Construction Energy Efficiency Program 43
Dec 21, 2010: MPSC Authorizes Consumers Energy To Adjust Surcharge Related To Big Rock Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning 43
Dec 21, 2010: MPSC Approves Solar Energy Contracts For Consumers Energy 44
Dec 12, 2010: Consumers Energy Receives Approval Of MPSC For Two Construction And Supply Contracts Related To Lake Winds Energy Park 44
Dec 07, 2010: Michigan Governor Announces First Large-Scale Wind Turbine Manufacturing 44
Dec 03, 2010: Consumers Energy Appoints Patti Poppe As Vice President Of Customer Operations 45
Dec 02, 2010: MPSC Approves Amended EO For Consumers Energy's Electric And Natural Gas Customers 45
Nov 19, 2010: Consumers Energy Signs Two Construction And Supply Contracts For Lake Winds Energy Park In Michigan, US 46
Nov 04, 2010: MPSC Directs Consumers Energy To Refund To Electric Customers Part Of Its Self-Implemented Rate Increase 46
Oct 26, 2010: MPSC Approves PPA Between Consumers Energy And Scenic View Dairy To Supply Renewable Energy 46
Sep 28, 2010: Consumers Energy Appoints Garrick J. Rochow As Vice President Of Energy Delivery 47
Sep 14, 2010: MPSC Approves Electric Vehicle Rate Plans For Consumers Energy 47
Aug 03, 2010: Electric Co-ops Launch Nationwide Smart Grid Demonstration Project 48
Jun 25, 2010: Consumers Energy Enters Into PPAs For 240MW Of New Michigan Based Renewable Energy 49
Jun 14, 2010: HomePlug Powerline Alliance Approves And Publishes HomePlug GP Specification For Smart Grid Applications 49
May 27, 2010: Consumers Energy Defers Development Of 830MW Clean Coal Power Plant 50
May 24, 2010: Consumers Energy Appoints Timothy J. Sparks As Vice President Of Energy Supply Operations 50
May 24, 2010: Consumers Energy Appoints Rufus Gladney As Vice President Of Energy Operations 51
May 04, 2010: EPA Provides Update On Great Lakes Legacy Act Cleanup Of St. Marys River 51
May 03, 2010: Consumers Energy Customers Saves Energy And Money With New Energy Optimization Programs 51
Apr 27, 2010: MPSC Authorizes Consumers Energy To Refund $85 Million To Its Electric Customers 52
Apr 23, 2010: Consumers Energy To Open New Howell Service Center In US 52
Apr 01, 2010: Consumers Energy Announces Management Changes 53
Mar 25, 2010: GE And Consumers Energy WiMAX Smart Meter Pilot Gives Utility Real-Time Power To Understand And Optimize Energy Delivery 54
Mar 02, 2010: Consumers Energy Chooses Elster's EnergyAxis For Smart Grid Field Pilot 54
Feb 08, 2010: MPSC Approves Consumers Energy's Experimental Michigan Saves Program For Certain Governmental Customers For LED Street Lighting 55
Jan 28, 2010: Consumers Energy Secures 60,000 Acres For Projects In West And East Michigan Under Michigan Wind Investment Plan 55
Jan 06, 2010: HomePlug Powerline Alliance Announces HomePlug Green PHY Specification For Smart Grid Applications 56
Dec 29, 2009: Consumers Energy Receives Air Permit For Coal-Fired Plant From DEQ, Mississippi 56
Oct 21, 2009: Consumers Energy’s Home Energy Analyzer Employs Software From Aclara To Help Customers Understand Power And Gas Usage 57
Oct 16, 2009: Consumers Energy Seeks $174 Million DOE Grant To Support Smart Grid Project 57
Sep 14, 2009: Consumers Energy Completes $4 Million Renovation Of Its Michigan's Owosso Service Center 58
Aug 27, 2009: Consumers Energy Seeks Permission From MPSC For Renewable Energy Projects 59
Jul 27, 2009: Consumers Energy Launches Energy Efficiency Program 60
May 19, 2009: Consumers Energy Integrates Telvent’s Smart Grid OMS Responder With AMI Technology 60
May 12, 2009: Consumers Energy Selects OSIsoft MDUS For AMI Pilot 61
May 07, 2009: Consumers Energy Invites Bids For New Michigan-Based Renewable Energy Projects 61
Mar 20, 2009: Consumers Energy Completes Its Newly Renovated Alma Service Center 61
Mar 09, 2009: Consumers Energy Completes Installation Of Water Turbine On Unit 3 Of Hardy Dam On The Muskegon River 62
Feb 26, 2009: Consumers Energy Proposes Pilot Solar Tariff 63
Feb 17, 2009: Consumers Energy Files Renewable Energy And Energy Optimization Plans With MPSC 63
Feb 16, 2009: Consumers Energy Donates $2.8 Million To Nonprofit Organizations 64
Feb 11, 2009: Consumers Energy Revises Schedule For Its 800 MW Clean Coal Power Plant 65
Feb 10, 2009: Consumers Energy Purchases SAP AMI Integration From SAP 65
Jan 06, 2009: John Deere, Consumers Energy Announce Completion Of Michigan Wind 1 Construction 65
Nov 05, 2008: Consumers Energy Appoints Vice President 66
May 30, 2008: Consumers Energy To Install Natural Gas Compressors At Its White Pigeon Compressor Station 66
May 27, 2008: Consumers Energy Appoints Vice President Of Energy Operations And Safety 67
Nov 27, 2007: Consumers Energy Estimates Economic Impact Of Construction Of New Clean Coal Power Plant At $1.2 Billion 67
Sep 14, 2007: Consumers Energy Selects Site For Coal Power Plant 68
Sep 07, 2007: Consumers Energy Plans To Expand Marshall Training Centre 68
Mar 19, 2007: Consumers Energy Appoints Manager For Renewable Energy 69
May 10, 2011: MPSC Approves Renewable Energy Contracts For Consumers Energy And Detroit Edison 69
Feb 08, 2011: Toshiba Wins US Order For Major Overhaul Of Pumped Storage Hydro Power Equipment 70
Nov 19, 2010: Michigan PSC Approves Consumers Energy's Two Wind Power Purchase Agreements 70
Jul 26, 2010: Vestas Signs Contract With Consumers Energy To Deliver 56 Turbine Generators For Lake Winds Energy Park, Mason County, Michigan 71
Sep 15, 2009: Alpena Power Receives MPSC Approval For REC Sale Agreement With Consumers Energy 71
Appendix 72
Methodology 72
Contact Us 73
Disclaimer 73




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