Madison Gas & Electric Company

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy and the distribution of natural gas.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules that affect the utility industry including, but not limited to, energy conservation, renewable energy, air emissions, facility siting, economic development and industry regulation.

CEO Name:
Gary Wolter
Legislative Affairs Manager

Contact
JS
John Sumi
PO Box 1231
Madison, WI 53701-1231
(608) 252-7962
jsumi@mge.com
www.mge.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John Sumi Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Scott Stenger Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Mindy Walker Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 180
Assembly Bill 180
Relating to: changes to and extension of the Environmental Results Program, extension of the Environmental Improvement Program and the length of a compliance schedule under that program, and reporting requirements for certain environmental programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 256
Assembly Bill 256
Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/6/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 600
Assembly Bill 600
Relating to: authority of the Public Service Commission regarding fuel costs of certain electric public utilities and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 403

For
Notification Date
11/30/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 649
Assembly Bill 649
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/15/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
For
Notification Date
1/15/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
While MGE supports major provisions of the bill, such as the 25% X 25 renewable standard and enhancing the state's energy efficiency effort, we are concerned about the proposal to mandate renewable tariffs.
Other
Notification Date
1/15/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 755
Assembly Bill 755
Relating to: allowing certain utilities to administer investment programs for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy applications, creating requirements for political subdivision loans for similar improvements and applications, providing an ex...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/23/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 904
Assembly Bill 904
Relating to: loans to manufacturing businesses for energy improvements, job creation, retooling, or clean energy production; the administration of energy utility programs; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of eme...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/5/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 126
Senate Bill 126
Relating to: changes to and extension of the Environmental Results Program, extension of the Environmental Improvement Program and the length of a compliance schedule under that program, and reporting requirements for certain environmental programs.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 30

For
Notification Date
4/29/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 185
Senate Bill 185
Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 40

For
Notification Date
5/5/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 450
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/15/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
For
Notification Date
1/15/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
While MGE supports major provisions of the bill, such as the 25% X 25 renewable standard and enhancing the state's energy efficiency effort, we are concerned about the proposal to mandate renewable tariffs.

Budget Bill Subjects

Public Service Commission: Agencywide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Agencywide

Notification Date
3/25/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

PSC 128, wind siting rules.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission

Subject
PSC 128, wind siting rules.

Register Number: 647 (11/15/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-057
Other
Notification Date
8/31/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

PSC 135, the natural gas pipeline safety code, including updates to the state additions to the pipeline safety code.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission

Subject
PSC 135, the natural gas pipeline safety code, including updates to the state additions to the pipeline safety code.

Register Number: 578 (3/1/2004)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-124
Other
Notification Date
12/2/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

PSC Quadrennial Planning - Statewide Energy Efficiency Program budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Quadrennial Planning - Statewide Energy Efficiency Program budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/8/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Proposals related to requiring that local regulation of wind energy systems be consistent with Public Service Commission rules.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to requiring that local regulation of wind energy systems be consistent with Public Service Commission rules.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/5/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Proposals related to rates of an electric public utility as a result of a change in the cost of fuel.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to rates of an electric public utility as a result of a change in the cost of fuel.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/4/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Energy Conservation and Renewables
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Energy Conservation and Renewables

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Policy recommendations of the Governors's Task Force on Global Warming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policy recommendations of the Governors's Task Force on Global Warming

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$67,296.03
2009
July - December
$69,460.92
2010
January - June
$80,517.35
2010
July - December
$94,625.22
Total $311,899.52
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
72.40
2009
July - December
21.75
2010
January - June
61.25
2010
July - December
14.25
Total 169.65
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
103.75
2009
July - December
131.00
2010
January - June
148.75
2010
July - December
102.00
Total 485.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: changes to and extension of the Environmental Results Program, extension of the Environmental Improvement Program and the length of a compliance schedule under that program, and reporting requirements for certain environmental programs.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
3 %
2009
July - December
8 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
4 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: allowing certain utilities to administer investment programs for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy applications, creating requirements for political subdivision loans for similar improvements and applications, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: authority of the Public Service Commission regarding fuel costs of certain electric public utilities and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
17 %
2010
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; renewable energy requirements of electric utilities and retail cooperatives; requiring electric utilities to purchase renewable energy from certain renewable facilities in their service territories; authority of the Public Service Commission over nuclear power plants; motor vehicle emission limitations; a low carbon standard for transportation fuels; the brownfield site assessment grant program, the main street program, the brownfields grant program, the forward innovation fund, grants to local governments for planning activities, the transportation facilities economic assistance and development program, a model parking ordinance; surface transportation planning by the Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; environmental evaluations for transportation projects; idling limits for certain vehicles; energy conservation codes for public buildings, places of employment, one- and two-family dwellings, and agricultural facilities; design standards for state buildings; energy efficiency standards for certain consumer audio and video devices, boiler inspection requirements; greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by certain state agencies and state assistance to school districts in achieving energy efficiencies; creating an exception to local levy limits for amounts spent on energy efficiency measures; creating an energy crop reserve program; identification of private forest land, promoting sequestration of carbon in forests, qualifying practices and cost-share requirements under the forest grant program established by the Department of Natural Resources; air pollution permits for certain stationary sources reducing greenhouse gas emissions; allocating a portion of existing tax-exempt industrial development revenue bonding to clean energy manufacturing facilities and renewable power generating facilities; requiring a report on certain programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; renewable energy requirements of electric utilities and retail cooperatives; requiring electric utilities to purchase renewable energy from certain renewable facilities in their service territories; authority of the Public Service Commission over nuclear power plants; motor vehicle emission limitations; a low carbon standard for transportation fuels; the brownfield site assessment grant program, the main street program, the brownfields grant program, the forward innovation fund, grants to local governments for planning activities, the transportation facilities economic assistance and development program, a model parking ordinance; surface transportation planning by the Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; environmental evaluations for transportation projects; idling limits for certain vehicles; energy conservation codes for public buildings, places of employment, one- and two-family dwellings, and agricultural facilities; design standards for state buildings; energy efficiency standards for certain consumer audio and video devices, boiler inspection requirements; greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by certain state agencies and state assistance to school districts in achieving energy efficiencies; creating an exception to local levy limits for amounts spent on energy efficiency measures; creating an energy crop reserve program; identification of private forest land, promoting sequestration of carbon in forests, qualifying practices and cost-share requirements under the forest grant program established by the Department of Natural Resources; air pollution permits for certain stationary sources reducing greenhouse gas emissions; allocating a portion of existing tax-exempt industrial development revenue bonding to clean energy manufacturing facilities and renewable power generating facilities; requiring a report on certain programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
50 %
2010
July - December
Total 16 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
9 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
7 %
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
35 %
Total 6 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
27 %
2009
July - December
62 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 22 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
49 %
2009
July - December
12 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
49 %
Total 25 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
9 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
6 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
6 %
2009
July - December
18 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures