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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Matthew Spencer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/15/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Scott Stenger Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Phillips Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 27
Assembly Bill 27
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

2021 Wisconsin Act 24

For
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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 251
Assembly Bill 251
Relating to: impersonating a public officer, public employee, or employee of a utility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 263

For
Notification Date
8/25/2021
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 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/12/2021
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 527
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/10/2021
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 588
Assembly Bill 588
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/16/2021
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 710
Assembly Bill 710
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 731
Assembly Bill 731
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/8/2021
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 892
Assembly Bill 892
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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 47
Senate Bill 47
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
2/1/2021
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 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: impersonating a public officer, public employee, or employee of a utility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/7/2021
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 468
Senate Bill 468
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/23/2021
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 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2021
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 573
Senate Bill 573
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/16/2021
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 672
Senate Bill 672
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 702
Senate Bill 702
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/15/2021
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 838
Senate Bill 838
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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

Administration: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/7/2021
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.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/7/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
4/7/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
4/7/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
4/7/2021
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.

Transportation: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/7/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB-1902/2 - relating to: authorizing community solar programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1902/2 - relating to: authorizing community solar programs

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/23/2021
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
12/15/2020
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.

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
12/15/2020
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.

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
12/15/2020
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.

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
12/15/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$91,432.00
2021
July - December
$89,745.43
2022
January - June
$67,431.25
Total $248,608.68
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
54.90
2021
July - December
81.50
2022
January - June
43.50
Total 179.90
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
158.00
2021
July - December
137.50
2022
January - June
109.00
Total 404.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
8 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
12 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures