Summary Bill - Terms & Conditions

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Last Updated: 05/08/2008

Customer accepts these Summary Billing Terms and Conditions as a condition of participating in the Summary Billing program. These Summary Billing Terms and Conditions supplement, but do not replace, any applicable requirements, terms and conditions set forth in MGE's published gas and electric rates, which have been filed with and approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.

  1. To participate in the Summary Billing program, a customer must have two or more active MGE utility accounts and all accounts must have prompt payments for at least the previous six months. A customer may have no more than one payment returned for insufficient funds and cannot have any disconnection notices in the last 12 months.

  2. The customer agrees to pay each summary bill in full by the due date. The due date will be 15 days from the date the summary bill is issued. The customer must contact MGE with any questions about the summary bill amount. If it is determined that a correction is needed, the billing adjustment will be reflected in the following month's statement.

    A missed or partial payment is subject to a late-payment charge and will result in a contact to the customer by MGE. If full payment is not received for all balances owed by the subsequent due date, MGE reserves the right to discontinue Summary Billing for the customer without further notice. 

    Partial payments will first be applied to arrearage balances, then to current balances, in an order determined by MGE until the payment is exhausted. Overpayments will be applied to an account designated by the customer upon enrollment.

  3. MGE will perform a cash flow neutrality analysis to determine the options for grouping accounts on a summary bill and the summary bill due date (billing cycle) when:

    1. Customer initially enrolls and identifies accounts to be grouped in a summary bill.

    2. Changes have been made to a Summary Billing group (e.g., adding or removing accounts).

    MGE reserves the right to make the final determination for grouping accounts on a summary bill and the summary bill due date (billing cycle) with notification to the customer.

  4. The timing of customer-requested changes to summary bill groups will be at MGE's discretion, in consultation with the customer.

  5. MGE will issue one summary bill per summary bill group to the customer each month, accompanied by a detail bill of all associated accounts.

  6. Except as specified below, summary bills and detail bills for accounts included in the Summary Billing program will be made available to customers only in electronic format. Customers will not receive paper copies of summary bills or detail bills. However, if circumstances make it difficult or impractical for MGE to provide summary bills or detail bills in electronic format, MGE reserves the right to provide customers with paper copies of summary bills or detail bills.

  7. Customer agrees to receive notice via e-mail that the summary bill is ready to view and pay. It is the customer's responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address and to access the bill online as directed upon enrollment.

  8. Customers are responsible for requesting that new accounts be included on their summary bill(s). New accounts opened after a customer enrolls in the Summary Billing program will not automatically be included in the customer's summary bill(s). Utility bills for any accounts not included in a summary bill will be sent to the customer on a paper bill separately, as each account is billed.

  9. Upon enrollment in the Summary Billing program, each customer will be assigned a Payer ID for each Summary Billing group that must be used when submitting payments.

  10. Accounts set up for temporary service (e.g., builders with temporary service accounts) are not eligible for Summary Billing.

  11. MGE or the customer may cancel the customer's participation in the Summary Billing program for any reason with at least a 30‑day written notification to the other party. Upon cancellation of the customer's participation, the customer's accounts will revert to prior billing cycles, will resume being presented on paper bills, and no grouping of bills for mailing or payment purposes will be permitted.

  12. These Summary Billing Terms and Conditions are subject to change, at MGE's discretion. MGE will provide a 60-day written notice to customers of its intent to change these Terms and Conditions.

  13. MGE reserves the right to charge a fee for participation in the Summary Billing program in the future. In the event such a fee is implemented, MGE will provide a 60‑day written notice to customers of its intent to do so.