OMB Control No. 2060 0722
Approval expires 08/31/2021
Consumers Energy Company
BMP Distribution Partner Since 2016
Consumers Energy
Count on Us
Background
Consumers Energy is one of the nation's largest combination utilities, providing electric and
natural gas service to over 6 million of Michigan's residents. Consumers Energy is committed to
continued investment in natural gas distribution infrastructure to ensure safe and reliable natural
gas service and minimize the risk of natural gas leakage to protect our customers, the public, and
the environment.
Each day, Consumers Energy brings the benefits of natural gas to our 1.7 million customers
through more than 2,500 miles of high-pressure transmission pipelines and 26,400 miles of
distribution gas mains. Ensuring the safety of our customers and protecting this infrastructure are
critical priorities for us. Consumers Energy has been an active, consistent participant in the EPA
Natural Gas STAR program since 1994. Since 2006, actions taken under pipeline safety programs,
as well as voluntary activities, have resulted in the avoidance of over 1.1 million metric tons of
carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e) emissions. For more information, please visit
https://new.consumersenergy.com/.
Historical Highlights
Replacement of Vintage Pipes
Consumers Energy has been
actively replacing vintage natural gas
pipelines with modern materials for
years. Simply put, modern materials
have a much lower leak rating than
old cast iron and unprotected steel.
In the last 12 years, we have
decreased our pipeline-based
emissions by almost 15 percent,
despite simultaneously increasing
our total pipeline length by 7 percent.
Our customers benefit from a safety,
reliability, and environmental
perspective from our distribution
network modernization.
Emissions per mile of pipeline
EPA Form No. 5900 413

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Consumers Energy Company Historical Fact Sheet
Cumulative Emissions Avoided (2006 - 2018)
Since 2006, Consumers Energy has avoided over 1.1 million metric
tons of carbon dioxide equivafent (C02e) emissions. By replacing
vintage pipeline with modern materials, as well as taking the steps
necessary to remove natural gas from pipelines prior to maintenance
and removal activities, our customers benefit from a safety
perspective and realize financial and environmental benefits.
Cumulative Emissions Avoided
1,200,000
1,000,000
o 800,000
u
 600,000
 400,000
200,000
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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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