Electricity Fuel Mix
MGE generates and distributes electricity service to nearly 140,000 customers.
Where our electricity comes from in 2013*
- MGE buys electricity on the open market and through long-term purchase power agreements.
- Fuel sources vary.
- MGE-owned, natural gas-fired power plants.
- MGE's diesel-fueled combustion turbines, used infrequently, mainly to meet peak power demands during summer heat waves.
- MGE owns 8.3% of the cleaner coal Elm Road Generating Station in Oak Creek that has state-of-the-art emission controls.
- MGE owns 22% of the Columbia Energy Center that is undergoing a $627 million project to upgrade its emission control technology.
- Wisconsin's Renewable Portfolio Standard requires utilities to acquire a portion of their electricity from renewable energy sources.
- MGE uses electricity from the wind, solar photovoltaic installations and biomass from the Dane County Rodefeld Landfill to meet this requirement.
Green Power Tomorrow
MGE customers have asked us to do more. Green Power Tomorrow provides more green power beyond what MGE is required to provide by state law in our energy mix. In 2012, an additional 4.05% of our energy mix came from wind and solar resources thanks to Green Power Tomorrow participants. Sign up today.
Our voluntary green power in 2013*
*Projected sources for 2013.