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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