Vol. 20   No. 1
Winter 2015
  • MGE Talks Business

In This Issue: Summary Billing | MGE upgrading BGS generators | MGE achieves Green Masters designation | Utility scams | 2015 gas and electric rates

Summary Billing saves time for Research Products

Summary Billing saves time for Research Products

Becky Ottesen's first reaction to MGE's Summary Billing program was, "That's a great idea." Now, after using the program for six months, she reports that her initial impression has proven accurate. Ottesen is the accounts payable specialist for Aprilaire, a division of Research Products that manufactures humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and other equipment.

Learn more about Summary Billing here.

MGE upgrading BGS generators

MGE upgrading BGS generators

MGE is continuing a project to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's updated emissions standards for stationary diesel engines. The new standards affect MGE's Backup Generator Service program as stationary diesel engines that are connected to the electrical grid must meet the standards or face restricted operating hours.

Find out more about Backup Generators here.

MGE achieves Green Masters designation

MGE achieves Green Masters designation

It's official—MGE is a Green Master. The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council officially announced the designation at its annual conference held in Milwaukee Dec. 3. MGE is one of 33 companies and the only utility in Wisconsin to be recognized as a Green Master.

Get more information about the Green Master designation here.

Be aware of utility payment scams

Be aware of utility payment scams

Local businesses continue to encounter scams involving their MGE bill. Both large and small businesses have been targets. The scammer contacts a business owner and poses as a representative from MGE. They attempt to collect money claiming past-due accounts for energy use, service upgrades or repairs to utility meters.

Read more about scams here.

New 2015 gas and electric rates take effect

New 2015 gas and electric rates take effect

New gas and electric rates went into effect on Jan. 1. Changes include an electric rate increase, a natural gas rate decrease and rate restructuring. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin issued the final order setting MGE rates in December.

Find out more about our rates here.

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