MGE received approval from state regulators in October to build the O'Brien Solar Fields. Located in Fitchburg, this project will generate 20 MW of carbon-free energy.
When completed, there will be an educational kiosk with information about the project and additional educational opportunities will be available, including tours for local students. It is expected to come online in 2021 to serve:
The O'Brien Solar Fields project also is being built under RER agreements with these customers.
These projects advance sustainability goals shared by our participating customers and by MGE. MGE is targeting net-zero carbon electricity by the year 2050.
MGE also has flexible programs, such as Shared Solar and Green Power Tomorrow (GPT), for our residential electric customers who are interested in powering their household with clean energy. Shared Solar and GPT support the growth of locally generated clean energy.
To achieve net-zero carbon electricity, MGE is growing its use of renewable energy, engaging customers around energy efficiency and facilitating the electrification of transportation, all of which are key strategies identified by the United States for achieving deep decarbonization. By working together, we can create a more sustainable future.