May 06, 2004

MGE Raising Rates?


Madison Gas & Electric, which already charges us the highest rates in the state, is seeking another in their series of annual rate hikes, according to Marv Balousek.

This chart is generated by the Public Service Commission's online rate comparison tool (December, 2003 data):












Name & ID Billing Charges Total Bill
Customer Energy PCAC FAC
3270
MADISON GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
$6.80$55.38($0.59)$61.59
6260
WAUNAKEE WATER AND LIGHT COMMISSION
$6.50$34.62($0.78)$40.34
6630
WISCONSIN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
$5.95$44.70$4.05$54.70
6680
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT
$7.00$49.55$0.00$56.55
6690
WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION
$6.75$46.75$0.00$53.50

MGE should not get a dime more, until they agree to clean up their lobbying act (MGE was implicated in the caucus investigations for, in one case, routing money through the Kansas Democratic Party.... Wispolitics has the complaint.) I would also like to understand why their rates are so high?

Posted by Jim at May 6, 2004 07:17 AM | TrackBack
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