MGE Responding to Second Day of Storm-Related Outages

Madison, Wis., June 18, 2014—Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) reports about 50 separate outages affecting about 2,500 electric customers as of 11:30 a.m.

The number of customers without power is down from about 8,000 following the storm earlier this morning. The majority of outages are the result of heavy winds and lightning. The remaining outages are scattered throughout Madison.

MGE is requesting mutual assistance from other utilities to help in storm restoration. In addition, MGE will have crews working through the night.

Customers without power should be prepared for extended outages possibly into Thursday morning.

MGE crews and contractors restored power to about 6,400 customers yesterday following the first round of storms.

Due to the number of incidents and the size of the overall outage, MGE has suspended its estimated time of restoration feature on its online outage map at until damage assessment is completed later today.

Customers who have not yet reported a loss of power should call MGE at 252-7111 to report an outage.

Never approach a downed power line or anything that comes in contact with it. Always presume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous. Report downed lines at 252-7111.

In addition, if you smell a strong, persistent natural gas odor, do not touch anything electrical and leave the home or building immediately. Call MGE from somewhere else, away from the gas odor at 252-1111.

MGE will provide another update on our outage restoration before 5 p.m. You can follow updates online at

About MGE

MGE generates and distributes electricity to 141,000 customers in Dane County, Wis., and purchases and distributes natural gas to 147,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE's parent company is MGE Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGEE). The company's roots in the Madison area date back more than 150 years.