When it comes to restoring power to Michiganders, Consumers Energy has great partners stepping up to help.

Thousands of Consumers employees, along with out-of-state contractors, have jumped into action to help restore power lost during recent storms. But Jeremiah Newton, director of Materials and Logistics, said Consumers Energy facilities in Fremont and Coldwater do not have the space to accommodate the crews needed to restore service in these areas.

“To service our Coldwater facility with the hundreds of crews that have been dispatched, it would be impossible without the space provided by Meijer,” said Newton.

Meijer stores in the two locations opened up their parking lots to Consumers Energy mobile command units and storm trailers. These units help facilitate communication and materials to crews; allowing the company to improve restoration times, operate safely, and place workers closest to the most severely impacted areas.

“Without the community partnership and collaboration with Meijer, it would be near impossible to accommodate the hundreds of crew members who have descended on Michigan to help with restoration efforts. Thank you to Meijer for making it happen,” said Newton.