CMS Energy chairman and CEO William McCormick appointed to DOE Electricity Advisory Board

DEARBORN, Mich., January 21, 2002 — CMS Energy Corporation today announced its chairman and chief executive officer, William T. McCormick, Jr., has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham to serve on the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Board.

The Electricity Advisory Board was established by Secretary Abraham “to provide myself and the Department of Energy expert advice, information and recommendations on a range of electricity issues.”

In a letter appointing McCormick to the Electricity Advisory Board, Secretary Abraham wrote: “From my first days as Secretary of Energy, it has been clear that our nation’s electricity sector is facing unprecedented challenges. The rolling blackouts…in California and more recent concerns over the security of our critical energy infrastructure raised by the attacks of September 11 highlight the breadth of these challenges.”

CMS Energy Corporation has annual sales of $15 billion and assets of $16 billion throughout the U.S. and in selected foreign markets.

In the U.S., where it has 85 percent of its assets, it owns and operates an electric and natural gas distribution company with 3.3 million customers; a 16,000 mile natural gas pipeline system and associated storage facilities; the nation’s largest LNG import facility; approximately 8,000 megawatts of power plants; a midstream natural gas gathering and processing company with 385 million cubic feet per day of capacity; an oil and gas exploration and production company with significant domestic gas reserves; and a energy marketing, trading and services company handling four billion cubic feet per day of natural gas and 100 million megawatt-hours of electricity annually.

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