Consumers Energy has been working for Michigan families and businesses for more than a century. We got our start in Jackson in 1886 and remain headquartered there today. We’re the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.
For 130 years, CMS Energy has provided some of the most valuable services in the world. Whether lighting a classroom in Grand Rapids, moving an assembly line in Flint, powering an X-ray machine in a Kalamazoo hospital or heating a home during the winter, CMS Energy is part of the quality of life in Michigan.
Consumers Energy was founded in 1886 by William Augustine Foote, a flour mill operator and entrepreneur who enjoyed tinkering with electricity. Foote’s innovative vision transformed his company from a small downtown lighting project to one of the nation’s largest utility companies.