MGE is dedicated to the communities and customers we serve. We strive to go above and beyond in our efforts to balance the need for reliable, affordable energy with our commitment to be responsible environmental stewards. We recognize our responsibility to:

  • Reduce impacts.
  • Improve continuously.
  • Exceed compliance.
  • Educate employees.
  • Communicate and work with others.


MGE was designated the first utility in Wisconsin to participate in the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Tier 2 environmental leadership program. When we joined in 2012, we became only the fifth state company to achieve Tier 2 status, which is the highest level in this leadership program.

By participating in the Green Tier program, we are continuing our voluntary commitment to superior environmental performance. In cooperation with the DNR, we will set goals to make significant environmental improvements. For more information, click here.


MGE attains Green Master designation again
For the second consecutive year, MGE has attained the highest level of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Masters Program. This statewide sustainability program evaluates participating companies on their sustainable actions in nine areas. Based on this evaluation, companies are placed in one of three categories. The top 20% of the companies achieve the highest-ranking category—the Green Master distinction.

MGE is one of 36 companies and the only utility in Wisconsin to be recognized as a Green Master.
Achieving Green Masters status
The Green Masters Program is an objective, points-based recognition program that enables Wisconsin companies to join like-minded businesses that are committed to sustainability. The program recognizes sustainability leaders and encourages continuous improvement.

Companies submit information on the steps they have taken to use less energy, cut waste and become generally more sustainable in their operations and supply chain. Based on their performance in these areas, companies are then placed in one of three program categories with Green Master being the highest level.
Participating in the Green Masters Program is important to MGE. Green Masters:

  • Identifies how MGE compares to other high-performing companies in the state.
  • Suggests areas for improvement. This provides direction for sustainability goal-setting.
  • Encourages continuous improvement. Continuing to participate in Green Masters requires an ongoing commitment to improving our environmental performance.


Recycling is an important part of living green and saving our natural resources. Every day, we create tons and tons of waste which is why we need to practice waste reduction and reuse.  Here are some ways that recycling can help our planet:

The materials that MGE recycle are:

  • Batteries.
  • Thermostats and other devices that contain mercury
  • Chemical products
  • Aerosol cans
  • Steel, iron, copper
  • Glass
  • Cell phones

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What is your unique vision for our community? What do you want to be different? What do you want for Madison in 10, 20, even 30 years? And how do we get there? The answers to these questions are as unique as every Madisonian and the City of Madison wants to hear every one of them. The time has come to assess our progress since Madison’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2006. We need to reevaluate issues, revisit goals, and clarify our path forward, so the City of Madison has launched Imagine Madison to update to its Comprehensive Plan.

Imagine Madison is a unique public listening campaign, designed by the City of Madison alongside members of the community. The goal of Imagine Madison is to gather the opinions of every Madisonian, which will be used to direct the Comprehensive Plan update. The Comprehensive Plan is an action plan for the future of Madison. It will drive decision-making and investment toward a healthier, more equitable, sustainable, and adaptable city for current and future generations.

You can participate in imagining our shared future. The first Imagine Madison public meetings will be held on December 5 at the Central Library and on December 7 at the Village on Park Atrium Community Room. Both meetings begin with an open house at 5:30 pm with an interactive presentation at 6:15. Many more opportunities for engagement will be available throughout 2017. Visit for more information or to take an interactive survey. You can also follow the process on Facebook or on Twitter @ImagineMsnWI.