ENERGY 2030

Energy 2030 an ambitious vision for our collective energy future: cleaner energy, innovative products and services, and customer engagement. In order to provide direction for our energy future, MGE developed Energy 2030 framework. MGE gathered input through Community Energy Conversations, collaborations, customer research and numerous discussions with stakeholders. The framework builds upon our progress to date to harness new technology to build a more sustainable energy future. Energy 2030 highlights the high-level goals that MGE believes are important to strive for in the next 10 to 15 years. Working together with our customers, we believe we can achieve our following goals:

  • Transition to a more environmentally sustainable energy supply.
  • Give customers more control over energy.
  • Reduce costs by managing our collective use of energy.
  • Build a dynamic, integrated electric grid to enable new technology.
  • Ensure that all customers benefit from changing technology.

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A NEW SOLAR OPTION

Shared Solar, MGE’s innovative solar option is sold out! Customers participating in the pilot program soon will receive the benefits of locally generated solar power without installing solar panels. Construction on the 500-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of the City of Middleton Municipal Operations Center has begun and is on schedule to be completed in December.

FEATURES OF SHARED SOLAR

The Shared Solar program was designed as a way for customers to add solar-generated electricity to their individual energy mix. Participants paid an up-front fee to reserve some of the electricity produced from the project. Once the solar array starts generating electricity, participants will pay a fixed rate of $0.12 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for up to 50 percent of their annual electric usage (dependent upon the amount purchased) for the next 25 years. This rate will stay with them even if they move within the MGE electric service territory, eligible customers will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if capacity becomes available.

SUPPORTING CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

The clean, renewable solar electricity generated through Shared Solar helps the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and manages fuel costs that can increase over time.

This partnership with customers and the City of Middleton also advances MGE’s long-term framework, Energy 2030, under which we have set the goal of supplying 30% of our retail electric sales with renewable energy by 2030. Working together, we can reach our shared goal of a cleaner energy future.

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BIOGAS

The process of converting cow manure from local farms into electricity. The biodigester helps to power homes and businesses and helps keep area lakes clean.Biogas forms as a result of biological processes in sewage treatment plants, waste landfills and livestock manure management systems. The biogas can be captured and burned for electricity generation. MGE receives energy from an innovative manure digester that came online at the end of 2013. The bio-digester converts cow manure from local farms into electricity. This bio-digester helps power homes and businesses and helps keep area lakes clean. It is located on a farm in the town of Springfield near Middleton.

The project was made possible with the support of MGE. MGE purchases this electricity at a premium price that is well above current market prices for electricity.

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GREEN POWER
TOMORROW

Renewable energy to power your home and a step towards protecting the environment. We make it easy to be green. We have clean electricity available right now. Wind and solar power are ready for you to buy. And for every kilowatt-hour of green power you purchase, there’s a kilowatt-hour of electricity that won’t be generated with nonrenewable fuels. Green Power Tomorrow (GPT) is probably the easiest and most effective step you can take to protect the environment. You can choose a monthly cost that’s comfortable for you. GPT is 2.44 cents* more per kilowatt-hour. There are more than 10,000 MGE customers who already buy green power. They help to:

  • Prevent carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to burning enough coal to fill a coal train more than 7.4 miles long.
  • Offset the greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 26,000 passenger vehicles off the road.
  • Bring more solar energy into MGE’s power supply. We have more than 320 customer-owned solar electric systems connected to our local grid.

For more information click here: Green Power Tomorrow.

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