Consumers delivers $2.6 million check to GM for energy efficiency measures

General Motors was recognized Wednesday for energy efficient measures.

Consumers Energy presented GM Flint with a $2.6 million incentive payment for the upgrades they did to lower their energy costs.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe presented the incentive check to GM officials at the Flint Assembly plant today.

“Our mission at Consumers Energy is to help Michigan businesses be competitive and grow jobs by lowering their energy costs and we are committed to providing energy solutions for all Michigan businesses including flagship employers like General Motors,” Poppe said. “We are proud to give GM Flint a $2.6 million check and congratulate them on their dedication to improving the community and our planet.”

The GM Flint complex completed 28 projects estimated to reduce enough electricity to power 350 houses and heat 2100 homes.

The 28 projects are expected to save GM $1.12 million each year.

“The GM Flint team recognizes the importance of being environmental stewards and our strong relationship with Consumers Energy allows us to maximize our opportunities to be good corporate citizens and serve as leaders in the energy conservation business within GM,” said Michael Perez, GM Flint Assembly plant manager.