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CONSUMERS POWER ELECTRIC CONSERVATION PROGRAM REDUCES CUSTOMER'S USE

 CONSUMERS POWER ELECTRIC CONSERVATION PROGRAM REDUCES CUSTOMER'S USE
 MUSKEGON, Mich., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Muskegon Township Clerk Darryl Bartos said that after getting rid of his 40-year-old "antique" freezer through Consumers Power Company's REDUCE THE U$E electricity conservation program, his household electric consumption dropped by 35 percent in the first month.
 "The Reduce the Use program works," said Bartos, referring to the utility's aggressive electricity conservation program which began in April. Bartos' 1952-vintage Crosley freezer was among the first to be hauled away and recycled under the appliance recycling portion of the program which kicked off in April. The 6-foot-long freezer, which had 10 to 15 gallons of water frozen in the insulation, took four days to defrost after it was unplugged. It took "four big men and a dolly" to remove the monster 22-25-cubic-foot freezer from Bartos' basement, he said. Bartos said he is pleased with the program and heartily recommends it to any Consumers Power electric customer with an inefficient refrigerator or freezer.
 "The appliance recycling portion of the Reduce the Use program has been a smashing success," said Charles R. Budd, Consumers Power's customer energy programs director. "Nearly 18,000 refrigerators and freezers have been picked up, with about 5,000 more currently scheduled to be hauled away and recycled," he added.
 Consumers Power electric customers can receive a $50 savings bond by turning in spare refrigerators or freezers, which must be in working order. The appliance is removed free of charge, and recycled by Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA), which operates a recycling facility in the Grand Rapids area.
 Information on the REDUCE THE U$E program can be obtained by calling its toll-free number, 1-800-272-1332.
 Consumers Power Company, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS), is Michigan's largest natural gas and electric utility serving almost 6 million of the state's 9 million residents in 67 of the 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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 /CONTACT: Charles E. MacInnis of Consumers Power Company, 517-788-0333/ CO: Consumers Power Company; CMS Energy Corporation ST: Michigan IN: UTI SU: PDT


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