MGE Connect® Expanding in 2022

Reduce your carbon footprint and earn rewards from MGE!

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. If you have a smart thermostat, think about joining MGE's smart thermostat program, MGE Connect, which is expanding again in 2022! MGE Connect helps customers manage their energy use and earn rewards from MGE.

About MGE Connect

Electric use peaks during stretches of hot, humid days when air conditioners run in a majority of homes and businesses. These periods of high electric use put pressure on utilities to generate and distribute enough electricity to everyone who needs it. With customers’ permission, minor temperature adjustments are made to their smart thermostats to reduce energy use during periods of high demand.

Nearly 2,500 households participated in MGE Connect last season. Some of the events lowered demand by more than 2 megawatts (MW) each hour. This is equal to the power from 6,000 solar panels or generating enough electricity to offset the usage of about 550 MGE households in the summer!

Sign up today!

Program enrollment for new MGE Connect participants is now open! Visit to review program eligibility and to complete the enrollment form. 

Working together to reduce our energy use

Using energy efficiently is one way we all can reduce our environmental footprint. Energy efficiency is a key strategy for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. MGE is committed to working with our customers to achieve carbon reductions of 80% by 2030 as we work together toward net-zero carbon electricity by 2050.

published: Apr-19-2022