News Releases
Utility Assistance Screenings Will Start May 2   April 28, 2016
Shelby County Community Services Agency will screen for applicants for two programs Starting May 2, Shelby County Community Services Agency (CSA) will be visiting MLGW Community Offices to screen and approve applicants for two low-income utility assistance programs. CSA will visit MLGW Community...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, May 4   April 28, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building...
MLGW brings Memphis Music back to Beale for Plus-1 Jam 2016 to benefit MIFA’s Plus-1 Program   April 22, 2016
After a hiatus in 2015, Memphis Light, Gas and Water will once again celebrate Memphis Music during Memphis in May celebrations with live music on an MLGW stage on Beale Street by the Elvis statue on the north side of MLGW’s Administration Building. The music event will raise funds to help ou...
MLGW Winter Utility Bills Lowest Since 2007   April 19, 2016
The Average Total 2015-16 Winter Residential Bill Fell 30 Percent Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers continued to reap the benefits of low natural gas prices. The average residential natural gas bill for the winter of 2015-16 was $54.11, down 59 percent or $78.12 since peaking in 20...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, April 20   April 19, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building...
MLGW’s Gas Safety Awareness Day Schedule Today   April 8, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is teaming up with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in Memphis and Shelby County today, Friday, April 8, to promote natural gas safety awareness and “Call 811 Before You Dig,” part of National Safe Digging Month in April. The Natural Gas Safety Awaren...
Tickets Available for LipSync Plus at Hard Rock Cafe   April 7, 2016
Sales Will Help Provide Utility Assistance to Families in Crisis For $50, a patron can not only help a family in need of utility assistance but also eat, drink and watch Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Rapper Al Kapone and others locked in a lip-sync battle at the Hard Rock Café, from 7 p.m...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, April 6   April 6, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building...
MLGW Holds Gas Safety Awareness Day April 8 at Lowe’s Stores, Part of National Safe Digging Month   April 5, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water will team up with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in Memphis and Shelby County to promote natural gas safety awareness and “Call 811 Before You Dig” on Friday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The natural gas safety day is part of National Safe Digging Mo...
LipSyncPlus   March 30, 2016
Do you have what it takes to be a Lip Sync Star? You don't have to be able to sing, just act like it. Winners of our online lip-syncing contest will perform live at the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis on April 14 and compete against local celebrity lipsyncers for the Lip Sync Plus Grand Champ...
Opportunities on Tap at MLGW Procurement Conference   March 29, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division invites local small businesses and minority- and women-owned enterprises to learn about business opportunities with the utility at the fourth annual Supplier Diversity Procurement Conference on Wednesday, March 30, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MLGW Joyce M. Bla...
MLGW, BBB Issue Warning About Spoof Emails   March 28, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South are warning consumers and companies to be aware of fake emails. Scammers are sending fake company emails, pretending to be executives, to trick recipients into initiating unauthorized bank transfers. The spoofs...
Performance Scores on the Rise for MLGW   March 23, 2016
Results from a recent performance metric shows MLGW is improving its customer service, reliability, use of resources and perception in the community. The utility posted its highest annual and quarterly score in the fourth quarter 2015 Corporate Scorecard. The total corporate score increased 4.5 poi...
2015 MLGW Art Contest Winners Announced   March 16, 2016
Three winners of the 2015 Energy Awareness Month Poster Contest were recognized and rewarded for their entries at today’s MLGW Board of Commissioners meeting. MLGW’s Energy Awareness Month Poster Contest (held each October) is designed to give students throughout Shelby County the op...
MLGW Celebrates Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18   March 15, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water will observe the first national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on Friday, March 18. This is a time when communities such as ours give recognition to employees who provide a valuable asset by working to provide natural gas service safely and reliably to homes...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, March 16   March 10, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building...
Growing companies and enhancing economic Prosperity in Memphis   March 3, 2016
MLGW spends $47 million with minority, women and local companies in 2015 Memphis Light Gas and Water’s Supplier Diversity program reported its highest year-end spending in the history of the program with $47 million – or 37 percent of the utility’s $127 million spend for procur...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, March 2   February 29, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building...
Pipeline project to affect traffic in south Memphis   February 25, 2016
On March 1, delivery of materials will begin for the construction of a natural gas pipeline to supply a planned TVA natural gas plant in south Memphis. Traffic will likely be impacted in both directions on Airways Boulevard, south of East Shelby Drive, through most of March. The 24-inch pipel...
Get Smart: Smart Meter Videos   February 11, 2016
Smart Grid is a broad term used to describe upgrades that enhance the capabilities of the electric grid.  These technology upgrades are necessary to bring new technology—and benefits like automatic outage notification and system operations monitoring—to an electric grid that was...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, Feb. 17   February 10, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Build...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, Feb 3   January 28, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Build...
MLGW Donates Water to Flint, Michigan: Video of Press Conference   January 26, 2016
The City of Memphis and MLGW Press Conference: 500 Cases of Bottled Water donated to Flint, Michigan. A joint effort between the City of Memphis, Memphis Light Gas and Water, FedEx and the Tri-State Defender.   ...
Much needed water is being shipped to Flint, Michigan residents   January 25, 2016
Memphis Light Gas and Water, the city of Memphis and FedEx are sending 500 cases of water to residents of Flint, Mich. who are unable to use their city’s water supply due to lead contamination. A press conference is being held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, at MLGW’s Administration...
MLGW and Memphis Police warn public of utility scam   January 20, 2016
The co-owner of a new restaurant in Cordova momentarily panicked. Someone claiming to be from Memphis Light, Gas and Water threatened to turn off his electricity if he didn’t pay his utility bill within 30 minutes. “It was scary,” said Giampaolo Ongaro, co-owner of the new ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda - Wednesday, Jan. 20   January 19, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Build...
MLGW Reading Meters Saturday, January 9   January 8, 2016
MLGW meter readers will be visiting some homes to perform readings this Saturday, Jan. 9. Meter readings are generally recorded on weekdays. However, to prevent excessively long billing cycles, scheduling occasionally necessitates weekend readings. Some customers can expect to see meter read...
Memphis Energized Television January/February 2016   January 4, 2016
Memphis Energized is a half-hour television program that features important news from Memphis Light, Gas and Water. Each edition of Memphis Energized features energy-saving information, vital safety tips, utility industry news and information on customer assistance programs. MLGW is proud to pro...