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Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers of weather broadcasts on
Lansing television station WILX-TV will get a view from above of mid-
Michigan communities as Consumers Energy sponsors the Weather Authority SkyCam Network.
The first cameras at Sparrow Hospital and Consumers Energy's headquarters in downtown
Jackson started operating
Monday, Oct. 21.
"Our Promise to
Michigan is to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it. These cameras will be providing a view of the latest weather conditions constantly, just as we are on watch for bad weather around the clock," said
Garrick Rochow, vice president of energy delivery for Consumers Energy.
The cameras will provide round-the-clock footage of weather conditions in the communities served by
Michigan's largest energy provider and WILX-TV. Weather cameras already are providing footage in
Jackson, and soon will be operating in
Consumers Energy works constantly to limit the number and length of electric interruptions. Its employees plan in advance of bad weather and deploy crews around the state to respond when storms strike.
The company also created an online map last year that provides information on the location and number of outages at all times, and offers the up-to-the-minute information when energy will be restored. Go to
"You can count on these weather cameras to provide you with information you need, and we are proud to be sponsoring them," Rochow said. "Count on us to watch the weather, too, as we work hard to keep the lights on."
Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
For more information about Consumers Energy, visit us at www.ConsumersEnergy.comor join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/consumersenergymichigan.
Michigan residents will be able to view footage from the cameras during on-air WILX broadcasts and online at
www.wilx.com/weather. Or check the view by downloading the WILX News app for Androids and iPhones.
SOURCE Consumers Energy