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CMS ENERGY'S INDEPENDENT POWER UNIT ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS

 DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy Corporation's independent power unit, CMS Generation Co., today announced two management appointments. John M. McLaughlin Jr. has been named vice president of Latin American development and Howard M. Kemnitz has been named manager of Asian operations. The announcement was made by James W. Cook, president of CMS Generation.
 McLaughlin, who managed CMS Generation's 1993 acquisition of an operating interest in Argentina's largest hydroelectric facility, will be responsible for further power development activities in Latin America.
 Kemnitz will be responsible for managing operation of CMS Generation's electric power projects in Asia. CMS Generation is actively pursuing a number of projects in the Philippines and India, with other Asian projects in the initial stages of development.
 McLaughlin, 43, joined CMS Energy's principal subsidiary, Consumers Power Company, in 1984 after six years as legal counsel at Patrick Petroleum of Jackson, Mich. He was previously executive director of strategic planning and investor relations for CMS Energy and vice president of its non-utility business unit, CMS Enterprises. McLaughlin earned a law degree from Wayne State University, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree from Albion College.
 Kemnitz, 47, joined CMS Generation after a 25-year career with Consumers Power. Kemnitz held increasing operations management responsibilities at the utility's fossil-fired electric generating plants located near Bay City, Grand Haven and Muskegon, Mich. He also managed the utility's hydro, electric system and combustion turbine operations.
 A native of Alpena, Mich., Kemnitz earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton in 1969. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan.
 CMS Generation Co. is the independent power production unit of CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS). CMS is one of the nation's top five independent power producers with interests in 3570 megawatts from ten operating power plants in the United States and South America. CMS Energy was the lead developer of the Midland Cogeneration Venture (MCV), a 1370 megawatt cogeneration facility in Midland, Mich., the largest such project in operation in North America.
 CMS Energy Corporation is a $3.4 billion (sales) diversified energy company with businesses engaged in electric and natural gas utility operations; independent power production; interstate storage, transmission and marketing of natural gas; oil and gas exploration and production, and utility services. CMS Energy Corporation's principal subsidiary is Consumers Power Company, Michigan's largest utility and the nation's fourth-largest gas and electric utility.
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 /CONTACT: Kelly M. Farr, Corporate Communications of CMS Energy Corporation, 313-436-9253/
 (CMS) CO: CMS Generation Co.; CMS Energy Corporation ST: Michigan IN: OIL SU: PER


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