General Motors Flint Complex has received a $2.6 million incentive payment from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency upgrades as part of the provider’s commitment to helping businesses across Michigan lower their energy costs.
“Our mission at Consumers Energy is to help Michigan businesses be competitive and grow jobs by lowering their energy costs, and we are committed to providing energy solutions for all Michigan businesses including flagship employers like General Motors,” says Patti Poppe, president and CEO of Consumers Energy. “We are proud to give GM Flint a $2.6 million check and congratulate them on their dedication to improving the community and our planet.”
During 2017, the GM Flint Complex completed 28 projects, reducing enough electricity to power 350 houses and heat 2,100 homes. The projects are expected to save GM $1.1 million annually and the company has received $11.5 million in incentives since Consumers Energy’s rebate program began.
“The GM Flint team recognizes the importance of being environmental stewards and our strong relationship with Consumers Energy allows us to maximize our opportunities to be good corporate citizens and serve as leaders in the energy conservation business within GM,” says Michael Perez, GM Flint assembly plant manager.
Overall, Consumers Energy has helped Michigan customers save more than $1 billion through energy efficiency programs since 2009.
More information on available rebates for schools and businesses can be found here.