Madison Gas & Electric Company

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
An investor-owned 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:
Jeffrey Keebler
Government Affairs Manager

Contact
MSS
Matthew S Spencer
PO Box 1231
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 252-7962
mspencer@mge.com
http://www.mge.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/16/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Phillips Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/16/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Scott Stenger Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/16/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
John Sumi Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/16/2019 Withdrawn On 10/31/2019
Matthew Spencer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 11/21/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 237
Assembly Bill 237
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 712
Assembly Bill 712
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/9/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 689
Senate Bill 689
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
3/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
MGE supports the proposed change in the use of VW Settlement funds to establish uniformity in the shared revenue treatment of grants received for replacement of public transit vehicles.

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

Notification Date
3/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
MGE supports the proposed modification to state energy policy specifying a state goal that all electricity produced within the state is carbon free by 2050. MGE also supports the proposed increase in the size of ratepayer advocate grants.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments

Notification Date
3/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
MGE supports the proposed change in the use of VW Settlement funds establishing uniformity in the shared revenue treatment of grants received for replacement of public transit vehicles.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Lobbying to insure legislation does not reduce safety standards when excavating with power equipment near natural gas pipelines, electric transmission and distribution wires.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lobbying to insure legislation does not reduce safety standards when excavating with power equipment near natural gas pipelines, electric transmission and distribution wires.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/27/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revisions to regulatory processes of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to regulatory processes of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Executive Appointment of Rebecca Cameron Valcq as a Commissioner of the Public Service Commission - Support
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Executive Appointment of Rebecca Cameron Valcq as a Commissioner of the Public Service Commission - Support

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Proposals related to the providing of natural gas, electricity, or other energy services in the MGE service territory and Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to the providing of natural gas, electricity, or other energy services in the MGE service territory and Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Proposals related to state agency renewable energy goals.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to state agency renewable energy goals.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/10/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$78,557.36
2019
July - December
$84,630.16
2020
January - June
$88,876.56
2020
July - December
$90,643.08
Total $342,707.16
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
14.75
2019
July - December
40.00
2020
January - June
66.50
2020
July - December
34.75
Total 156.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
108.25
2019
July - December
138.50
2020
January - June
124.75
2020
July - December
223.00
Total 594.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
35 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 17 %
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
35 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 17 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 15 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
60 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 19 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures