Vol. 21   No. 3
Fall 2015
  • MGE Talks Business

In This Issue: Electric car charging | Natural gas outlook | State certifies 57-acre Westport site for development | Lower fuel costs | MGE's new Fitchburg Training Facility

Considering an electric car charging station? Insights from MGE and American Family Insurance

Considering an electric car charging station? Insights from MGE and American Family Insurance

Local businesses have begun to install charging stations for PEV-owning employees. MGE helps organizations navigate the ins and outs of installation. One of its latest partnerships was with American Family Insurance. The company added two charging stations in 2015: one at its national headquarters on American Parkway and one at its East Region building on Madison's east side.

Learn more about workplace charging here.

As winter heating season begins, natural gas outlook is promising

As winter heating season begins, natural gas outlook is promising

What a difference 10 years can make. In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pounded the Gulf Coast, impacting production and supply. Natural gas prices skyrocketed. Since 2005, gas prices came down, spiked again in 2008 and have fallen more than 80% since then. Right now, in 2015, supply remains strong and prices remain low.

Find out more about natural gas prices here.

State certifies 57-acre Westport site for development

State certifies 57-acre Westport site for development

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.'s (WEDC) Certified In Wisconsin® program sets consistent standards for industrial sites statewide and streamlines the development process for businesses. The North Mendota Energy and Technology Park is MGE's second and the state's 14th certified site.

Discover more about this development site here..

MGE lowers customers' bills due to lower fuel costs

MGE lowers customers' bills due to lower fuel costs

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) approved Madison Gas and Electric's request for an interim fuel credit. The credit applies to electric customers' bills from Sept. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016. The interim fuel credit of $0.00256 per kilowatt-hour is reflected on your bill.

Get more information on the fuel credit here.

MGE's New Fitchburg Training Facility

MGE's New Fitchburg Training Facility

MGE opened the doors to its new Fitchburg training facility in late July. Previous training facilities were spread out in various locations. Now, MGE's technical training staff all work at this new location and are able to provide training for electric and gas operations and meter and connection employees in the same place.

Read more about their project here.

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Shared Savings funds HVAC updates

Shared Savings funds HVAC updates

When an old furnace refused to work, St. Paul A.M.E. Church turned up the heat with help from MGE's Shared Savings program.

See the story here.

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Inspect natural gas equipment regularly

Inspect natural gas equipment regularly

Keep natural gas equipment operating safely and efficiently with regular inspections. Equipment that is operating efficiently reduces energy use and the risk of equipment damage and injury to your employees. A professional who specializes in natural gas-fired equipment should perform the inspection.
Questions? Call 608-252-7222 and ask for Pat Baldwin, MGE's Director of Service and Metering.

Learn more about gas safety

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.