In This Issue: On Demand Savings Program Reduces On-peak Costs | Ella's Deli: Where Whimsy and Energy Efficiency Meet | Shared Savings Upgrade an Easy Decision for Alexander | Natural Gas Outlook is Promising as We Move Into Heating Season | MGE Announces New Resource for Energy 2030 News and Information
Many businesses reduce energy use to control costs. But you might achieve greater savings by taking action during on-peak periods. The On Demand Savings (ODS) program addresses this opportunity. ODS helps customers:
• Better understand their on-peak demand charges.
• Develop strategies to reduce demand using their existing energy management system (EMS).
Ask a kid what they like about Ella's Deli, and the answer is either the carousel (a 1927 Parker) or the animatronics-laden interior. Both make Ella's a place where memories are made. But delivering whimsy can run up the electric bill. So two of the restaurant's employees asked MGE for help.
Gathering and analyzing the data needed to make decisions about energy-saving upgrades can be time-consuming. But thanks to financial support from MGE's Shared Savings and the hard work of energy services company E3 Coalition, LLC, deciding to upgrade lighting at nine properties was an easy choice for Alexander Real Estate Services.
Natural gas supply remains strong and prices stable as we make our way through fall and head into the winter heating season. While natural gas prices are higher than they were last year, they are still low when compared to historical averages, and natural gas remains a great value for its users.
Our extensive community engagement process that helped inform Energy 2030 also has helped launch something new to better communicate and engage with our community—energy2030together.com. The new online resource features the latest news related to Energy 2030, stories from our community, and energy-saving tips and information.
Night of Baseball
Community, energy and baseball all came together for one special night at the Duck Pond. Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jack, then see how much fun learning about energy can be.
Watch the story here.
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.
MGE electric customers will see fuel credits on their bill this fall. Learn more about how the credits are applied and which bills they affect.
Get fuel credit update here.
Take advantage of Nissan LEAF fleet discounts
Considering an electric vehicle for your business? Nissan has a special offer on to save $8,000 on the all-electric Nissan LEAF® vehicle. Government and nonprofits may be eligible for even deeper discounts. Interested? Contact your local Nissan dealership or Cynthia Maves, EV Business Development Manager, at 615-487-7866.