Clean Energy Options for Customers
Help grow renewable energy by participating in MGE’s programs.
MGE electric customers have the opportunity to receive some – or all – of their electricity from clean energy sources. Our renewable energy programs such as Shared Solar and Green Power Tomorrow support wind and solar energy generation in our region, giving our customers options for going green at their home or business. So, what's the difference between the two programs?
MGE's innovative Shared Solar program grows local solar. Under this voluntary program, you pay a one-time, up-front fee to reserve a portion (up to half of your annual electricity use) of the energy produced at MGE’s proposed 5-megawatt (MW) solar array at Morey Field in Middleton. You then pay a fixed price of $0.109 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for your share of the energy produced by the solar array. This rate stays with you for 25 years, even if you move within the MGE electric service territory. The program's open to residential and small business electric customers of MGE.
While the proposed expansion is under review by state regulators, interested customers are encouraged to join our waiting list. If the expansion is approved, we will contact you with an agreement to participate. Visit mge.com/SharedSolar
to sign up. Shared Solar is an easy, affordable way to go solar!
Green Power Tomorrow
Our Green Power Tomorrow program (GPT) also is an option for residential and business customers who want to support clean energy resources that serve our community, such as our newly built 66-megawatt Saratoga Wind Farm.
At only a penny more per kWh than our standard rate, GPT gives you the option to purchase electricity generated by our wind and solar resources. Whether it’s $1 per month or 100% of your electricity use, or to supplement your Shared Solar participation, you determine the monthly amount of electricity purchased under GPT. Our GPT program is one of the easiest, most flexible and affordable ways to show your support for growing clean energy. Learn more and sign up at mge.com/GPT
Still have questions? Explore your options with one of our MGE Energy Experts. Email AskExperts@mge.com
or call our Home Energy Line at (608) 252-7117 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Customer support of these programs helps us grow renewable energy in our region. And, it helps us reach shared energy goals for our community. Since introducing our Energy 2030 framework for a more sustainable future, we have developed projects that will increase our owned renewable capacity by more than 500%.
We are actively working with our customers toward deep decarbonization, targeting net-zero carbon electricity by 2050. It's the power of working together!