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MLGW Community Conservation Day
October 9, 2008
(October 9, 2008) - While MLGW employees will be at 38 Exxon On the Run Stores in Shelby County on October 10, President Jerry Collins will join TVA and Exxon officials to greet customers at the store on Union and Cleveland, starting at 9 a.m.

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 and reduce their carbon footprint. This is vital as costs rise in virtually all sectors of the energy market, which means that customers should find ways to get the most for their energy dollar.

MLGW employees will be at Exxon On the Run stores with energy saving giveaways including compact fluorescent light bulbs and outlet insulating gaskets. Energy saving brochures will also be available. MLGW employees also will answer questions regarding energy conservation.

"With energy costs rising nationwide, it is becoming even more important for all of us to practice energy conservation in our homes," said MLGW President and CEO Jerry Collins Jr. "There are a lot of little things that we can do each day that together add up to big savings. We want to encourage our customers to think about energy conservation."

Tennesseans use more electricity than any other state. While MLGW's electric rates are comparatively low, large amounts of usage can cause bills to be unnecessarily high.

As part of the day, FM-100 and WDIA will be broadcasting live from two Exxon On the Run locations. FM-100 will be at Germantown Road and Trinity and WDIA will be at Third and Horn Lake from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with additional giveaways and free food for customers who stop by to learn how to save energy.

Every day at Exxon On the Run locations, MLGW customers can pay their bill using E-Wiz kiosks operated by TIO Networks. The kiosks offer the utility's 420,000 customers the convenience of real-time bill payment with cash, 24-hours-a-day, at self-serve automated machines for a small convenience fee, which MLGW does not receive.