Rate Decrease for Green Power Tomorrow
MGE's renewable energy program supports wind and solar energy generation in our region.
Interested in powering your home or business with clean energy? Consider subscribing to MGE's Green Power Tomorrow (GPT) program. It's an easy—and now an even more affordable—way to go green.
Customers who subscribe to GPT, as we call it, pay a slight premium to receive all or a percentage of their electricity from wind and solar resources in our region. In 2019, the premium to participate decreased to 1 cent per kilowatt-hour from 2.44 cents. With the addition of new, cost-effective renewable energy generation, including our 66-megawatt wind farm recently built in Saratoga, Iowa, the cost to subscribe is now lower.
Why to subscribe
All MGE customers receive some of their electricity from clean energy sources. GPT gives customers the option to do more to show their support for clean energy.
MGE's Saratoga wind farm in northeast Iowa
GPT participants also know where their green energy is being generated—from MGE wind farms in Wisconsin and in Iowa. GPT supports clean energy generation in our region. Electricity purchased through GPT replaces energy that would've otherwise been generated by fossil fuel resources.
MGE is targeting at least a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and at least an 80% reduction by 2050. By working together with our customers, we can meet—or even exceed—our carbon reduction goals. Join the thousands of MGE customers who have opted for GPT and help us create a more sustainable future.
How to go green
MGE residential and business customers can sign up to purchase a percentage (1% to 100%) of their monthly electricity use through Green Power Tomorrow. Or, since electricity use can vary, customers can choose instead to purchase a specific dollar amount of GPT electricity each month. To sign up, or to get more information, visit mge.com/GPT.
Most of MGE's green energy comes from wind power.
Our newest wind farm came online in February 2019. Our Saratoga, Iowa, wind farm will generate enough electricity to power about 47,000 households. In 2018, we also purchased a share of the Forward Energy Center wind farm in Wisconsin.
MGE also is partnering to build two solar farms with another Wisconsin utility. If the projects are approved, construction will begin this year, adding 100 megawatts of renewable energy by the end of 2020. To learn more, visit energy2030together.com/cleanerenergy.