Madison Gas and Electric
Greg Bollom is Madison Gas and Electric’s Assistant Vice President, just retired.
He has a master's degree in economics (from U. of Wisconsin), which is atypical for a utility officer. He chaired committees of the Edison Electric Institute as he was broadly respected for his economics and quantitative perspectives. Indeed, he was active in two leading educational institutions for utility economics and regulation, the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University and Wisconsin Public Utility Institute.
Greg Bollom was a tireless advocate for redesigning electric customer rates to better align with the marginal costs of providing electric service, which won him many admirers and, as he admits here in this interview, many detractors. Bollom recently retired from Madison Gas and Electric but here you will see why he provided so much intellectual leadership on utility economics.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What is your role at Madison Gas and Electric, and what led you there?
Greg Bollom: I was born into the utility industry because my father worked in the industry.
When I was in college, I worked part time at Wisconsin Public Service. I liked a lot of what the industry had to offer.