MGE Has Reduced Number of Outages Following Second Day of Storms

Madison, Wis., June 18, 2014—Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) reports about 58 separate outages affecting about 950 electric customers as of 4 p.m.

The number of customers without power is down from about 8,000 following the storm earlier this morning. MGE expects to have power restored to the remaining customers by the end of the day.

Many of the remaining outages are scattered and small. The damage may affect only a couple customers per site, which means a longer restoration process overall.

MGE will have crews working through the night. MGE is receiving mutual assistance from Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in Green Bay and from additional contract crews. This increase in our workforce will allow us to complete power restoration by the end of the day.

MGE crews and contractors restored power to about 6,400 customers Tuesday following the first round of storms. The Wednesday morning storm caused more separate outages than the storm that rolled in early Tuesday morning.

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.

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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.