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MLGW launches new blog:'Bird on a Wire' to provide a convenient forum for customers to learn about MLGW
February 27, 2008

MLGW customers have a new way to connect to the utility. The Division has launched a new blog, 'Bird on a Wire' ( In development since August 2007, 'Bird on a Wire' is a communication tool to provide MLGW customers with information about the utility and have a valuable forum for customer feedback.

"We wanted to be able to offer another means of conveying news and information that may or may not be in other MLGW communications vehicles," said Gale Jones Carson, Director of Corporate Communications. "We also wanted to provide a convenient forum where our customers could express comments or ideas and engage in dialog with other customers about utility-related issues."

Comments are welcomed and will be moderated. MLGW reserves the right to remove any comment that is deemed inappropriate.

MLGW will regularly post information on an array of topics including energy conservation tips, assistance programs, MLGW leadership, legislative efforts that may affect our customers and much more.

For instance, Memphis is in the middle of a major bird migration corridor, which means that MLGW electrical substations become nesting places for many birds, though it poses a danger to them and utility service. Hence, the blog's title.

For more information about the birds and MLGW, visit

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 420,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County. A 2007 survey of large metropolitan areas showed that MLGW has the sixth lowest combined rates in the nation.