Our Energy Use

Using energy efficiently and conserving energy rank as some of the most critical actions we all can take to reduce our environmental footprint and save money. If we control and reduce our energy use—individually and collectively—we will help to reduce costs for all of us in the long run. And, importantly, we can help to ensure that everyone can afford the energy that powers our communities. Working together, we can be responsible about our energy use, our community and our environment.

Strategic Landscaping to Save Energy

Smart landscaping can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses during a hot summer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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MGE Energy Lab: How to Choose LEDs

In this installment of MGE Energy Lab, Jon Beers, Residential Services Manager and overall energy expert, helps simplify your search for lightbulbs to meet your needs.

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MGE Energy Lab: LED Bulbs

Don't be confused when purchasing LED lightbulbs. Look for ENERGY STAR-certified bulbs with a color temperature scale on the packaging to help guide your buying decisions.

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Smart Thermostat Incentive Offer

If you've been thinking about upgrading your thermostat, smart thermostats are now an even smarter purchase with a $75 incentive from Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program.

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Warm Up to Winter Savings

energy2030together.com has summarized some of the most common ways we all can reduce our energy use during the deep freeze that's sure to come. If we all reduce our usage, we not only save money individually, but together, we make an impact!

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Building Small, Thinking Big

Madison College has big plans for its tiny houses project. Students in the college's Construction and Remodeling Program are building tiny houses for a micro-lodge development at the Garver Feed Mill site on Madison's east side.

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Ways to Sparkle—and Save

From sparkling lights to tinsel and colorful ornaments, the holiday spirit is upon us. It often includes decorating our homes inside and out with bright, colorful lights. LED lights are an energy-efficient and safer choice for holiday lighting.

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Energy Savings for Seniors

Meals on Wheels, Focus on Energy and MGE team up to bring LED bulbs to homebound seniors.

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Serving Up Energy Efficiency

Earlier this year, Capital Brewery joined MGE's On Demand Savings program. This pilot program encourages businesses to better manage their energy use—especially in summer months when electric use peaks across the region. Customers learn to identify strategies to control their on-peak energy demand and reduce costs.

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Smart Ways to Reduce Our Use

New technologies not only look more sophisticated, they also offer innovative ways to make it easier to save energy, money and reduce emissions.

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La Movida Talks Energy Efficiency

Being energy efficient saves money and contributes to a healthier environment. Both are shared goals for customers and for MGE. "Viviendo Con Energía" is one way in which MGE can connect with customers to help them learn how to save energy and money, and reduce their environmental impact.

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If We All Saved Some Energy...

When we talk about the "value of saving," we're talking about more than money in your pocket. We're talking about simple measures all of us can take that also help to reduce emissions like carbon dioxide.

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Kits to Boost Energy Efficiency

In case you missed it, MGE residential customers can request a FREE energy conservation kit from Focus on Energy! The kit helps residential customers save energy, which means you could save money too.

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Online Tool to View Your Energy Use

Knowing your energy usage history could help you better manage your future use to save energy and money.

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Learn About Energy 2030 at the Zoo

MGE is partnering again with Henry Vilas Zoo to share information about how we can all work together around energy to reduce our environmental impact. Stop by Henry Vilas Zoo on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, to learn how you can be more energy wise!

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MGE Día de Fútbol

Local all-stars and a soccer star from Mexico turned out this October for an inaugural event at Breese Stevens Field—MGE Día de Fútbol. MGE teamed up with the Mallards organization to support the Sunday event for local families.

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