Responsible Energy

Wind Farms

In the last decade, MGE has grown its wind capacity from 12 megawatts (MW) to 137 MW. In early 2019, MGE's new 66-MW Saratoga wind farm will become operational. The following wind resources serve MGE customers:

  • MGE's Rosiere wind farm in Kewaunee County, Wis.
  • MGE's Top of Iowa 3 wind farm in Worth County, Iowa
  • Iberdrola's Top of Iowa 2 wind farm in Worth County, Iowa
  • Invenergy's Forward Energy Center wind farm in Dodge and Fond du Lac counties, Wis.
  • FPL Energy's Endeavor II Wind Energy Center [493 kB PDF] in Osceola and Dickson counties, Iowa
  • MGE's Saratoga wind farm in Howard County, Iowa

Benefits of wind generation

Wind power is a sustainable energy option.

  • Better for the environment than electricity generated from nonrenewable sources,
  • Keeps energy dollars in our region,
  • Creates economic opportunity for host farmers and communities,
  • Reduces the impact of fluctuating prices of fuels used to generate electricity.

Required vs. voluntary

All Wisconsin electric utilities are required to use renewable resources in their fuel mix. By 2015, an average of 10% of the electricity generated statewide must come from renewable energy. MGE has worked to make sure it can secure cost-effective renewable resources to meet that goal.

MGE customers have asked us to do more. We responded with Green Power Tomorrow (GPT). GPT allows customers the choice to pay more for clean energy to offset the carbon dioxide generated by their electricity use.

Buy green power

Green Power Tomorrow (GPT) is probably the easiest and most effective step you can take to protect the environment. You can choose a monthly cost that's comfortable for you. Visit Green Power Tomorrow for more information or sign up today.

Installing your own wind generation

A wind turbine can produce a significant portion of the electricity needed by a home or small business if a location is suitable:

  • Relatively high average wind speeds
  • Sufficient space
  • Suitable zoning codes

Resources to help you

Wind links