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Kalamazoo College recognized as the Consumers Energy Green Generation Customer of the Year

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Consumers Energy has named Kalamazoo College its Green Generation Customer of the Year in Michigan. Consumers spokesperson Thomas Shirilla say that it's in recognition of the college's use of the utility's Green Generation program.

Green Generation allows customers to purchase renewable energy from Consumers that's generated in Michigan.Shirilla says that K College has been a participant in the program since 2009, and is now one of the state's biggest users of it.

Others to be honored in recent years for buying a large amount of renewable power from Consumers include Grand Rapids Community College and University of Michigan Flint. Consumers generates most of its renewable energy at wind farms in the Thumb region of Michigan.