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CONSUMERS POWER SETS ALL-TIME MONTHLY ELECTRIC SENDOUT RECORD

 JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot temperatures in July drove Consumers Power Company to its highest electric sendout record for any month in the utility's 107-year history. Electric sendout for July was 3.1 million megawatt-hours, a 1.5-percent increase over the former all-time monthly electric sendout record set five years ago. The new monthly record is also 2.6 percent higher than the former record for July, established in 1991.
 Temperatures during July averaged 72.1 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to a 30-year normal average temperature for the month of 70.8 degrees.
 Record monthly electric sendout records have been established in 1993 for January, February, March, April and July.
 In addition to a July sendout record, an all-time hourly peak demand record for the month of 5,879 megawatts was set on July 9. The utility's all-time hourly peak demand record for any month is 6,084 megawatts, set Aug. 29, 1991.
 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 News and Information, 517-788-0333/
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