Consumers Energy & Nest Provide Thermostats
May 2018

​In April, Consumers Energy announced that it will join The Power Project. Created by Nest to help customers and their families benefit from cost savings, The Power Project will provide 1 million thermostats to households across the country. Consumers Energy will install 10,000 thermostats to income-qualified Michigan residents over the next three years as part of a new initiative with Nest.

“Our commitment to world-class performance, delivering hometown service, means we’re focused on providing energy solutions for every household we serve, especially those who need it most,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and CEO. “We’re excited to be Nest’s partner in Michigan to make a difference in so many people’s lives. We want to be part of the solution to help our friends, family, and neighbors to reduce energy waste and lower their monthly energy bills.”

 According to Nest, one in five households spends 20 percent of its budget on energy bills. “Creating a home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it has been Nest’s mission since day one,” said Jeff Hamel, head of energy partnerships at Nest.

Consumers Energy already has helped thousands of Michigan families through its Helping Neighbors program, which helps lower monthly bills by increasing the energy efficiency of homes. Helping Neighbors conducts free home energy assessments, installs energy-saving measures and provides information about how households can take additional steps.

In all, Consumers Energy has helped its customers reduce their bills by more than $1.5 billion since 2009 with energy efficiency programs. This is just another example of how electric companies continue to support customers with innovative partnerships with technology companies while investing in new energy infrastructure.