Vol. 20   No. 2
Summer 2015
  • MGE Talks Business

In This Issue: Affordable LEDs | City of Monona and Summary Billing | New technologies, new energy future | MGE's GEM program | LEDs for farm lighting

New generation of affordable LEDs an energy and design winner

New generation of affordable LEDs an energy and design winner

$60,000. That's what Paul Dybdahl was quoted 10 years ago to switch to LED lighting. "I wanted LEDs because of their energy savings, but the payback was too long," recalled Dybdahl, owner of Dybdahl Design Group. Fast forward to 2014 and Dybdahl's new LED installation has a payback period of less than one year.

Learn more about this LED installation here.

City of Monona goes green, and saves green with Summary Billing

City of Monona goes green, and saves green with Summary Billing

Monona City Clerk Joan Andrusz is responsible for a huge range of activities: publishing ordinance updates, issuing municipal licenses and overseeing local, state and federal elections. And, until the city joined MGE's Summary Billing program, she also was responsible for managing the city's 37 energy bills.

Find out how she used MGE's Summary Billing to turn 37 bills into one.

New technologies, new energy future

New technologies, new energy future

Our energy world is changing rapidly with new technologies such as solar power and smart thermostats. We want to engage with our customers about new technologies and shaping our community's energy future while maintaining superior energy reliability.

Get more information about our Community Energy Conversations here.

MGE's GEM program brings natural gas service to new areas

MGE's GEM program brings natural gas service to new areas

MGE continues to extend natural gas service into new territories with its gas expansion model (GEM) program. Work is moving forward on two projects:

  • Dane/Roxbury includes 28 miles of gas main installed in rural areas.
  • Lodi involves 23 miles of gas main north and east of Lodi.
  • Get more information on these projects here.

    LEDs a great fit for farm lighting

    LEDs a great fit for farm lighting

    Phil Richards, who owns and operates the 300-head Rock-N-Rich Holsteins Dairy Farm in Cross Plains with his wife, Julie, and sons, Travis and Aaron, knew there must be a better alternative to the metal halide lighting he was using in his cow barn. So they added LED lighting with the help of MGE Shared Savings.

    Read more about their project here.

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    Bloom Bake Shop uses green power

    Sustainability has never been more delicious. See how Bloom Bake Shop uses green power to produce tasty treats.

    See the story here.

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    Ready for workplace charging?

    Ready for workplace charging?

    Get questions about workplace charging? MGE can help you evaluate and launch a successful program.

    Get a copy or our Workplace Charging Guide [548 kB PDF].

    Track outages online

    Track outages online

    It's storm season and that brings with it the possibility of power outages. You can track outages and our restoration progress online at mge.com/outage. Don't forget to call us if your power is out. It's the only way for us to know that you have lost power.

    Visit our outage map page.