News Releases
Winter Energy-Saving Tips   December 27, 2012
Living comfortably during a Memphis winter can be challenging, but it does not have to be costly. What are some of the easiest ways to stay warm and save? If you are looking for some easy and free ways to save energy and money this winter, follow these steps:   Set your thermostat...
Last Minute Gift Idea: Gift of Comfort   December 21, 2012
  Memphis Light, Gas and Water's "Gift of Comfort" helps those in need pay their utility bill. The program provides a means for individuals in the community to make a payment towards a customer's utility bill as a gift. Follow these simple steps t...
Memphis Energized (December 2012)   December 18, 2012
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 i...
We Can Help: Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop   December 18, 2012
We Can Help is a feature here at Bird on a Wire where we spotlight a community organization and tell you how you can help.   Kyle Wagenschutz first came to Revolutions in 2006 because he was in need of a bicycle. He went through the membership program, built his first bicycle, and s...
MLGW Survey Quiz: Natural Gas Safety   December 17, 2012
You may not realize this, but by itself, natural gas is completely odorless. As a safety precaution, however, Memphis Light, Gas and Water adds a chemical to the gas that gives it a distinctive odor similar to rotten eggs. This scent allows you to detect even the slightest amount of natural gas,...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, Dec. 20   December 17, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW's Gift of Comfort Assistant Program   December 10, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water's "Gift of Comfort" helps those in need pay their utility bill. The program provides a means for individuals in the community to make a payment towards a customer's utility bill as a gift. Follow these simple steps to give a "...
MLGW’s 1st Annual Race to CARE a Success: Event Raises $72,000 for Minor Energy Efficiency Improvements   December 6, 2012
The 1st Annual Race to CARE 5K Run/Walk raised $72,000, which will allow Project CARE to assist 150 Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers. Project CARE is designed to help MLGW customers reduce their energy consumption by providing resources to make minor home repairs (i.e. broken windows,...
MLGW, Soles4Souls Partner to Provide Shoes for Those in Need: Customers Can Drop Off Donations at Community Offices Through Dec. 14   December 4, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will be taking shoe donations for the Soles4Souls project until December 14. Customers can drop-off gently-worn shoes at MLGW’s community offices during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 6 p.m. on Fridays...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, Dec. 6   December 3, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW Warns of New Scams: Now Targeted to Latino Businesses   November 29, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water has again received reports of scam attempts, this time targeting Hispanic business customers. The customers are receiving calls in Spanish telling them that their utility payments are past due, and that their utility services will be cut off immediately unless they g...
Memphis City Council Approves MLGW’s 2013 Budget   November 21, 2012
The Memphis City Council approved MLGW's 2013 budget on Tuesday. The $1.8 billion budget includes changes to the pension and medical plans, no layoffs, a modest water rate increase, and a temporary gas rate decrease that more than offsets the water rate increase for the average city water cu...
MLGW Holiday Bill Break Begins December 15: No Residential Cutoffs for Unpaid Balances of $399.99 or Less from Dec. 15 - Jan. 14   November 20, 2012
To aid customers during the coldest period of the year, Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Holiday Bill Break will begin on Dec. 15. The Holiday Bill Break ensures that no residential customers are cut off from December 15 to January 14 if they have an unpaid balance of $399.99 or less (except i...
Comprehensive Disparity Study and Policy Formulation   November 20, 2012
MGT of America, Inc. is conducting a study of the utilization of Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) for Memphis Light, Gas, & Water (MLGW). The study will examine the procurement of services and products for MLGW, the subcontracting practices of prime contractors/service ...
MLGW Crews Return from Long Island Today: MLGW workforce of 33 to Arrive in Memphis around Noon   November 16, 2012
Thirty-three Memphis Light, Gas and Water employees are returning home today after assisting Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The crews spent eight days in Long Island repairing overhead and underground lines and replacing poles and transforme...
MLGW Annual Race To CARE Kicks Off Saturday: Event Will Raise Funds for Energy Efficiency Improvements   November 15, 2012
The 1st annual MLGW Race to CARE 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Nov. 17 on the Chickasaw Trail at Shelby Farms Park. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m.; the race begins at 9 a.m. Race registration is $20. Online registration can be completed at racetocare.racesonline.com. All race pa...
Long Island Update   November 14, 2012
After eight days of hard work in harsh weather, Memphis Light, Gas and Water crews have been released by  LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) and are on their way home.  LIPA continues to make headway in restoring power across Long Island, having now brought back electricity to 99 perce...
We Can Help: Child Advocacy Center   November 13, 2012
We Can Help is a feature here at Bird on a Wire where we spotlight a community organization and tell you how you can help.   Virginia Stallworth became involved with the Memphis Child Advocacy Center as a graduate student. In 1997, she had to interview an agency that she might want ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, Nov. 15   November 12, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Superstorm Sandy Restoration: Update!   November 6, 2012
Our Superstorm Sandy Restoration Team of 33 Memphis Light, Gas and Water employees has made it safely to Long Island, NY. They arrived Sunday and started restoration on Monday, working 16-hour shifts as they do when we are in emergency restoration mode here in Shelby County. The crews ...
MLGW Crews to Assist with Hurricane Sandy Restoration   November 1, 2012
Thirty-three Memphis Light, Gas and Water employees will join restoration efforts in Long Island this weekend in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane left millions along the East Coast without power, with Long Island being a particularly hard-hit area. The employe...
Application Deadline Approaches for Winter Moratorium for Seniors   October 31, 2012
The November 15 deadline is approaching for customers to apply for Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Winter Moratorium for Seniors. The program ensures uninterrupted service from December-February for participating senior (60+) and physically-challenged customers. The Winter Moratorium for ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, Nov. 1   November 1, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW to Host 14th Annual Business of Service Conference   October 24, 2012
The MLGW Business of Service Conference is scheduled for Friday, November 9, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the MLGW Training Center (4949 Raleigh-LaGrange at Covington Pike). The conference is an annual event coordinated by MLGW designed to provide training and networking opportunities for...
We Can Help: Soles4Souls   October 23, 2012
We Can Help is a new feature here at Bird on a Wire. Each week we will spotlight a community organization and tell you how you can help. Our first participant is Stacey Reed from Souls4Souls. We first met Stacey at our Neighborhood Leaders Conference, where she served as a presenter. We...
MLGW Board Approves 2013 Budget — Highlights: Temporary Gas Rate Decrease, Modest Water Rate Increase, No Layoffs   October 19, 2012
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division Board of Commissioners approved the 2013 budget on Monday, October 15. After Monday’s approval, the $1.8 billion budget will be presented to the City Council’s MLGW Committee on November 6; the full Council is scheduled to vote on MLGW&rsqu...
MLGW/United Way Basketball Tournament Postponed   October 18, 2012
Due to unforeseen circumstances with the venue, the 4th Annual MLGW United Way Basketball Tournament scheduled for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, at Penny Hardaway’s Fast Break Court in the Methodist University Gym has been postponed and will be reschedule...
MLGW University Wins ASTD “BEST Award”: Awards Recognize Organizational Commitment to Employee Learning   October 15, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water was recently announced as one of  30 organizations from Bahrain, Canada, India, and the United States to receive the American Society for Training & Development’s 2012 BEST Awards. All winners are recognized in a special section of the October 2012 iss...
MLGW Basketball Tourney to Benefit United Way: Fourth Annual Tournament to be Held in October   October 11, 2012
The 4th Annual Memphis Light, Gas and Water United Way Basketball Tournament will be held on Penny Hardaway’s Fast Break Court in the Methodist University Gym, 1287 Linden Ave., on October 20 and 21. The tourney runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00  p.m. on October 20 and 3:00 p.m. to 7:...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, October 15   October 11, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Memphis Energized (September/October 2012)   October 9, 2012
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 i...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, October 4   October 2, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW Warns of Scams Targeting Spanish-Speaking Customers   September 20, 2012
MLGW has received reports of a new scam that targets Spanish-speaking customers. The customers are receiving calls in Spanish that falsely tell the customers that utility payments have not been received and that the customer is subject to cutoff. The scammer instructs the customer to purchase gi...
MLGW Sponsors Energy Awareness Poster Art Contest   September 19, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is once again sponsoring its annual Energy Awareness Poster Contest for Memphis and Shelby County students. The contest theme is “Energy Awareness and Energy Conservation.” The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, Nov. 30. The pos...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, Sept. 20   September 20, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW Prepares for Potential Storms Friday Night   September 7, 2012
Following an unusually active week in terms of inclement weather, MLGW crews are once again preparing to respond to the possibility of more storm-related outages tonight and tomorrow.  The past week has been a busy one for MLGW crews, with five different storms causing wind-, tree- and ...
MLGW Wants You to Buy Less Electricity!   September 5, 2012
Each month, MLGW records an electric system peak based on simultaneous electricity use among its 400,000-plus customers. Electricity use is highest in Shelby County on weekday afternoons and early evenings. The wide-range is noon to 8 p.m., although the highest part of the curve is usually ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, Sept. 6   September 4, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Pilot Safety Inspection Program 2012   August 20, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Pilot Safety Inspection program began August 13 and will run through February 28, 2013. Customers can now schedule appointments. Appointments scheduled between September 4 and October 1 are free. Appointments scheduled between October 2 and December ...
MLGW Special Reconnect Program Ends, Deferred Payment Plans Available   August 14, 2012
With lower temperatures expected to continue for the foreseeable future, MLGW's Special Reconnection Program has ended for Residential Customers with the exception of seniors (ages 60 and above), physically challenged and customers certified as life support dependent. Approximately 939 custo...
MLGW Reminds Customers About Bill Scam: Scammers Claim President Obama is Providing Federal Utility Bill Assistance   August 13, 2012
MLGW is reminding its customers to be aware about a nationwide utility bill scam. As part of the scam, customers are being told that President Obama has approved special funding through the Federal Reserve Bank for utility bill assistance. There is no such funding.   The most recent re...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, August 16   August 9, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Beat The Heat: Energy-Saving Tips   August 6, 2012
Living comfortably during a Memphis summer can be challenging, but it does not have to be costly. What are some of the easiest ways to stay cool and save?   Have a professional, reputable contractor clean and inspect your air conditioner. This should be done every year, wheth...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, August 2   July 30, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Memphis Energized (July/August 2012)   July 26, 2012
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 i...
Pilot Safety Inspection Program 2012   July 24, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Pilot Safety Inspection program begins August 13 and will run through February 28, 2013. If you’re one of our many customers who takes advantage of this program, you can schedule an appointment beginning August 13. Appointments scheduled between Sept...
MLGW's Project MAX Program to Assist Customers in Frayser Saturday   July 19, 2012
On Saturday, more than 100 volunteers are expected to help make home improvements for senior and physically-challenged customers in Frayser as part of MLGW’s Project MAX, a community service program created by MLGW employees. Volunteers with MLGW and the Shelby County Sheriff’s D...
MLGW to Host 2012 Neighborhood Leaders Conference on August 3   July 23, 2012
Registration is underway for the 2012 Neighborhood Leaders Conference on Friday, August 3, 2012. The conference will be held at MLGW University, 4949 Raleigh LaGrange Road, and requires a $5 registration fee per person. The theme for the 2012 Conference is “It’s Easy Being Green....
MLGW Announces Weather-Related Reconnection Program for Residential Customers   July 17, 2012
For the third consecutive year, Memphis Light, Gas and Water is offering a hot weather-related reconnection program for residential customers who are currently without electric, gas and/or water services due to non-payment or failure to complete MLGW's required identification procedures. ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, July 19   July 16, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Memphis Neighborhood Leaders Conference   July 12, 2012
The Neighborhood Leaders Conference is an annual event held in August geared towards providing workshops and networking opportunities for neighborhood leaders. Registration is now open. It's Easy Being Green - 2012 MLGW Neighborhood Leaders Conference   Date: Friday Augus...
Online Bill Payment   July 10, 2012
On Monday, July 9, Memphis Light, Gas and Water's bill payment processing vendor experienced a world-wide server issue that temporarily disabled our online payment system. The system was restored within a few hours and is back online. Due to this issue, MLGW is allowing a one-day grace ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, July 12   July 5, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW Again Receiving Reports of Bill Scam: Scammers Claim President Obama is Providing Federal Utility Bill Assistance   July 3, 2012
MLGW is receiving renewed reports from customers who appear to have fallen victim to a nationwide utility bill scam. As part of the scam, customers are being told that President Obama has approved special funding through the Federal Reserve Bank for utility bill assistance. There is no such fund...
2011 Annual Report   June 25, 2012
Letter from the President: The newly-christened MLGW mission statement, adopted early in the fiscal year, was a guiding tenet for 2011: To improve the quality of life for all Memphis and Shelby County customers through the efficient and safe delivery of electricity, natural gas and water...
Repairs are underway at Sea Isle, Mallory, and Mitchell Roads   June 19, 2012
Several streets will be blocked today as Memphis Light, Gas and Water crews install water mains at Sea Isle from East Dearing to Willow, and along Mallory between  Dearing to Danville. Crews are also working to repair a gas main on Mitchell Rd., east of Weaver and west of Weaver Park Rd. Re...
MLGW Water System Posts Perfect Survey Score: System Scores 100% on State Inspection of Public Drinking Water   June 18, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division received a score of 100 percent (or 599 points) on a sanitary survey of its water system by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. MLGW is the first groundwater system to receive this score in the state. “Everyone knows Memphis ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, June 21   June 14, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Third Screening Scheduled for MLGW/Neighborhood Christian Center AC Donations: 80 Window AC Units Remain for Low-Income Seniors   June 12, 2012
About 80 window air conditioning units from the MLGW/Neighborhood Christian Center “Play It Cool” program remain available for qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. Neighborhood Christian Center will host another screening and application process ...
Roland McElrath selected as MLGW Controller   June 7, 2012
At its June 7 meeting, the MLGW Board of Commissioners approved the selection of Roland McElrath as MLGW’s Controller. In his new position as Controller, McElrath will direct and oversee the Division’s accounting activities and departments engaged in general accounting, budgeting and...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, June 7   June 4, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
Prepare Your Home for Summer   June 1, 2012
Despite the cooler weather that yesterday’s rain brought, it's time to get your home prepared for the summer heat! Visit Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Summer One-Stop for ways to protect your home against energy loss and ease the stress on your cooling system:  http://www.mlg...
Memphis Energized (May/June 2012)   May 30, 2012
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 i...
MLGW's Average Monthly Residential Utility Bills Third Lowest   May 24, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers pay the third lowest combined bill for electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater, according to a survey of 60 utilities in cities across the nation. MLGW had the lowest water rates of any utility in the survey. The survey is based on average usage and ...
MLGW Social Media: Connect With Us   May 23, 2012
Utility professionals across the nation have ranked Memphis Light, Gas and Water as one of the top social media leaders in the industry, according to a survey conducted by E Source, an independent research, advisory, and information service for utility related businesses. MLGW began its for...
Tennessee One-Call: Call Before You Dig   May 23, 2012
Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Whether you are planning a do-it-yourself project or hiring a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they shou...
MLGW Strengthens System Against Outages   May 22, 2012
Coming off a 2011 that brought a number of significantly damaging weather events to the South, the 2012 storm season has been much kinder to utility customers in the Mid-South. Nonetheless, MLGW continues to strengthen its system against the possibility of electric outages. ⇒ Automa...
MLGW Community Hero Award Honors Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.   May 22, 2012
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Community Hero Award was created in 2011 to recognize community members who give exemplary service and assistance to MLGW customers. Earlier this month, Robert Lipscomb, Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Memphis, was honored as an MLGW...
Tree Trimming on East Parkway not MLGW-related   May 21, 2012
MLGW has received a number of inquiries about tree trimming that is taking place on East Parkway. MLGW is not involved in the tree trimming  and the tree trimmers are not MLGW employees. The tree trimming contractors were hired by a private company in order to facilitate the transportation ...
MLGW Warns of Bill Scam Scammers Claim President Obama is Providing Federal Utility Bill Assistance   May 16, 2012
MLGW continues to receive reports from customers who appear to have fallen victim to a nationwide utility bill scam. As part of the scam, customers are being told that President Obama has approved special funding through the Federal Reserve Bank for utility bill assistance. There is no such fund...
MLGW, TWRA Again to Sponsor Fishing Rodeo   May 16, 2012
MLGW and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will once again partner to sponsor the Mid-South Junior Fishing Rodeo. The event, which will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Johnson Road Park in Germantown, is open to children ages 6-12. The rodeo is hosted by the Germantown Par...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, May 17   May 14, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW celebrates Memphis music (Lineup Announced)   May 11, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water will celebrate Memphis Music during the month of May with live music on a stage set up on Beale Street by the Elvis statue on the north side of MLGW’s Administration Building, and it’s all for a good cause. MLGW will sponsor the first “MLGW Cel...
Scammers Claim President Obama is Providing Federal Utility Bill Assistance   May 10, 2012
MLGW is warning its customers today of a nationwide utility bill scam in which customers are being told that President Obama has approved special funding through the Federal Reserve Bank for utility bill assistance. There is no such funding.   Through phone calls, in person door-to-doo...
EnergySmart Workshop Schedule Update   May 9, 2012
EnergySmart Memphis is a year-long energy education and home improvement initiative designed to help Memphians save money on their energy costs. EnergySmart Memphis is a partnership between MLGW, City and County government agencies, CDCs and non-profit organizations, and the Tennessee Valley Aut...
MLGW Honors Lipscomb as Community Hero   May 3, 2012
Robert Lipscomb, Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Memphis, was honored as an MLGW Community Hero at today's MLGW Board of Commissioners' meeting. Lipscomb was recognized for personally providing assistance to numerous MLGW customers in need. On multiple occas...
Second Screening Scheduled for MLGW/Neighborhood Christian Center AC Donations: 120 Window AC Units Remain for Low-Income Seniors   May 2, 2012
About 120 window air conditioning units from the MLGW/Neighborhood Christian Center “Play It Cool” program remain available for qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. Neighborhood Christian Center will host a second screening and application proces...
Reminder about MLGW Community Office locations   May 1, 2012
Recently, MLGW has experienced an increased number of customer calls and visits to its Brunswick Service Center. As a reminder, MLGW work centers serve as a base of operations for various field employees and equipment, and are not equipped to conduct routine customer business such as bill paymen...
MLGW Remembers Historic Storms, Flood of 2011   April 30, 2012
In the spring and summer of 2011, the Southern U.S. experienced one of the most devastating storm seasons in recent memory. Deadly tornadoes ravaged cities such as Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, and storms wreaked havoc on an unprecedented level. Several cities, including the Tennesse...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, May 3   April 27, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW celebrates Memphis music   April 23, 2012
Join us as Memphis Light, Gas and Water celebrates Memphis Music during the Month of May. MLGW will sponsor the first “MLGW Celebrates Memphis Music” event to raise funds for Plus-1. Each weekend throughout the month of May, musical acts will volunteer their talents at the MLGW tent ...
MLGW's next Community Conservation Day scheduled for May 3   April 23, 2012
Community Conservation Day is aimed not only at raising awareness of wise energy usage, but also for customers to find ways to curb their energy usage. Tennesseans use more electricity than any other state. While MLGW's electric rates are comparatively low, large amounts of usage can cause b...
MLGW to Sponsor Special Olympics Sportsfest April 21   April 20, 2012
  The MLGW Special Olympics Sportsfest will be held on April 21 at Rhodes College. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. and games will begin at 9:30 a.m.    This year marks the 24th year that MLGW has sponsored the event, with dozens of MLGW employee volunteers assi...
Memphis Grizzlies All-Star Power Forward Zach Randolph talks about the importance of the Plus-1 program   April 19, 2012
Any of us could face a financial crisis due to unforseen events such as a death in the family or job loss, but thankfully, the Plus-1 program provides one-time utility assistance during such hardships. You hold the power to help those in need by giving to Plus-1 simply by adding a dollar or more...
MLGW's 4th Annual Art Poster Contest   April 18, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water recently awarded top prizes for the MLGW 4th Annual Art Poster Contest for Memphis and Shelby County students. The contest is open to students in grades K-12 in both city and county schools; the goal is to give students the opportunity to learn and share ideas about ...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, April 19   April 16, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW, Neighborhood Christian Center Team To Help Seniors “Play It Cool”   April 16, 2012
Seniors facing the unrelenting heat of summer can expect a little relief thanks to Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s “Play It Cool” Program. As part of MLGW’s community outreach efforts, 230 window air conditioning units will be available to qualified low-income seniors and ...
Memphis Energized (March/April 2012)   April 9, 2012
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...
MLGW Board Meeting Schedule/Agenda for Thursday, April 12   April 9, 2012
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 1:30 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Buildi...
MLGW Celebrates Earth Day in April   April 1, 2012
What exactly is Earth Day, and why should you take action? Prior to 1970 in the U.S., unregulated wastes and toxins could be legally dumped into the air, water bodies and buried. Unfortunately, many people became ill from the build-up of pollution in their neighborhoods and cities. Americans...
MLGW To Promote Gas Safety Awareness March 23: MLGW & Local Lowe’s Stores Team For Awareness Campaign Friday   March 21, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and Lowe’s locations in Shelby County are teaming up to promote natural gas awareness on Friday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   MLGW Gas Engineering employees will have display tables at several Lowe’s locations to provide information...
Water Quality Report 2011   March 20, 2012
Memphis is home to many unique treasures, but perhaps one of the most vital and coveted is its magnificent drinking water. Few cities in the world can boast water that is as pure, refreshing and tasteful as that found in our own hometown. While most of the world's drinking water originates f...
MLGW Launches Redesigned Website   March 20, 2012
MLGW has launched a redesigned version of its website, www.mlgw.com, which features easier navigation, improved graphics, an increased emphasis on interactivity and social media, and a mobile-friendly design. Customers can also take advantage of an enhanced search engine and quick access to...
Zach Randolph's Generosity Continues   March 16, 2012
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is giving back to the community by covering utility payments for families who are in need of assistance. For the third consecutive year, Randolph has donated $20,000 to Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) to be allocated to 100 homes in the Me...
Low Gas Rates, Warm Temperatures Combine to Lower MLGW Winter Utility Bills   March 15, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) customers experienced significantly lower average winter heating bills this winter compared to last winter. From December-February, the average MLGW customer saved $110 compared to the same time period last winter, a 15.5 percent decrease. This includes electr...
MLGW to Participate in New Madrid Earthquake Conference: MLGW Video Series Highlights Preparation Efforts   March 7, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) will participate in a conference on Friday commemorating the 200th anniversary of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812. The conference, which takes place on Friday, March 9 at the University Center on the University of Memphis campus, is sponsored by t...
MLGW Honored As Lifesaver of The Year: Lifeblood's Leading Donor Organization Since 2009   March 7, 2012
MLGW was recently honored by Lifeblood as its 2011 Lifesaver of the Year, which is presented to the organization that collects the most blood among all groups in the Memphis area. MLGW employees donated 700 units of blood in 2011, making it the top donor organization in Memphis. Lifeblood i...
Comprehensive Disparity Study and Policy Formulation   March 7, 2012
MGT of America, Inc., a nationally recognized consulting firm, is conducting a study of the utilization of Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) for us. The study will examine the procurement of services and products, the subcontracting practices of prime contractors/service pro...
Plus-1 utility assistance program will get a needed assist this week in the form of two events   February 29, 2012
On Thursday, the MLGW Board of Commissioners will conduct its first-ever Plus-1 Phonathon from 6-8 p.m. in the MLGW Administration Building lobby. Phonathon participants include MLGW board members and employees, and organizations such as MIFA, the City of Memphis, and TVA have also been inv...
Water Main Break on North Parkway (UPDATED - WATER NOW RESTORED)   February 17, 2012
(10:15 a.m. update: WATER RESTORED) MLGW crews have restored water services in the North Parkway area following yesterday's main break. Additional info: After the water service is restored, customers should turn on their faucets and let the water run until it clears.   ...
MLGW to Unveil Electric Vehicles on Thursday   February 15, 2012
As part of its Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, MLGW will unveil four new electric vehicles that have been added to its fleet. The vehicles will be presented shortly after the opening of the 1:30 President’s Briefing, in MLGW’s 2nd Street parking lot (in the event of incle...
How to Apply for MLGW Job Openings Online at mlgw.com   February 14, 2012
Anyone interested in applying at Memphis Light, Gas and Water can do so using MLGW's online application system. Anyone who accepts employment with Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, who lives outside of Shelby County, will have to move into the boundaries of Shelby County, Tennessee...
Same-Day Connection Deadline   February 8, 2012
As a reminder, effective January 2, 2012, there is a 2:00 p.m. daily deadline for customers to get same-day connection of new service Monday through Friday. Service orders made prior to 2:00 p.m. will be entered and worked that same day. ...
Temporary Road Closure   January 27, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division crews will be working at Hernando and Whitmore Roads to repair a water main, beginning on Monday, Jan. 30. This work will require the closure of Hernando Road from Alcy Road to Norris Road and is expected to take approximately four days to complete. ...
Here's How: Winter Conservation   January 4, 2012
At Memphis Light, Gas and Water, our purchasing strategy helps to secure reliable delivery of natural gas at the best rates possible. However, you can also play a role in the amount you'll pay for your winter heating needs. The two most significant factors in your heating bill are consumptio...