(FLINT, Mich - January 30, 2014) The news of the Thetford project being put on hold is very disappointing. However we understand that Consumers Energy made a business decision that will in the end benefit its customers through infrastructure reinvestment. Consumers has been a great partner to the community and is a major contributor to the Flint and Genesee economy. The company is the largest taxpayer in the county with a taxable value in excess of $220 million and employs 450 people. Since 2009 the company has invested $49 million in Genesee County. We look forward to our continued partnership with Consumers.