MGE Final Restoration Count

Madison, Wis., June 18, 2014—Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) will have service restored as of midnight to over 99 percent of the 8,000 customers who were without power this morning.

Crews will stay working through the night until all services have been restored.

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 is receiving mutual assistance from Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in Green Bay and from additional contract crews.

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.