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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Power Restoration Update from MG&E

June 14, 2022 9:48 PM

Hi Neighbors, 

I know many of you in district 12 do not have electricity and also facing heat waves. As your representative I asked MG&E for an update on the situation. Please see the update I received this afternoon. 



MGE Responding to Storm-Related Outages? 

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) continues to restore service to customers impacted by Monday afternoon's storm. We have brought in additional resources to assist with the restoration and will continue to work around the clock restoring service to impacted customers. We anticipate a significant number of the approximately 5,500 customers still without service as of 2:30 p.m. on June 14 to be restored tonight and expect that some customers will still be without service into Wednesday.


Damage assessment is ongoing. The biggest challenges continue to be the high volume of downed lines, the large number of separate outage incidents and additional new outages that are the result of weakened trees and branches falling on power lines. We continue to target the outages impacting the largest number of customers first.


Downed lines

Public safety is our first priority. We are responding as quickly and safely as possible. We remind everyone to stay clear of damaged areas and never approach a downed power line or anything that comes in contact with it. Always assume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous and stay away. If you see a downed line, please notify MGE immediately by calling (608) 252-7111. Visit our safety page to learn more.


MGE will provide another update on our service restoration efforts early this evening.


Report an outage

Customers who have not yet reported a loss of power should call MGE at (608) 252-7111 to report an outage or any incidents of downed wires.


Service Restoration? 

All outage restoration follows a five-step process. In small incidents, these steps are often done by a single crew and can be accomplished very quickly. In major outages, however, several parts of the company become involved. Learn more about our process.


Sometimes you may notice an MGE vehicle or employee/crew in your neighborhood for a while without your service being restored. Here are some of the reasons:

  • They are doing damage assessment and reporting the situation back to our dispatch center. They may even leave your neighborhood before service is restored.
  • They are monitoring a downed line until a crew can come and make the situation safe.
  • They are waiting for the electrical system to be switched so they can work on it.
  • They are waiting for additional equipment or materials to complete the job.


If you have damage to electric lines? 
Check our storm and outage FAQ page. If you have damage to the electric lines coming into your home, this page includes a graphic showing what equipment MGE owns and what equipment you own. Customers with damage to their equipment will need to have an electrician make repairs first, then contact us to have our personnel return to restore service.? 


Dane County cooling centers

Dane County has partnered with Madison College and the American Red Cross to open a cooling shelter at 1701 Wright Street. The County also is opening the Dane County Coliseum until 5 p.m. as a cooling center for those who need it.


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