Energy 2030: MGE's framework for our energy future

Energy 2030 Video
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New technology is bringing changes in how energy can be produced and used, and to how MGE can potentially serve customers' needs into the future. MGE's Energy 2030 framework builds upon our progress to date to harness new technology to build a more sustainable energy future.

Under our previous framework, Energy 2015, MGE:

  • Eliminated coal-burning at our downtown Madison power plant,
  • Increased renewable energy by almost 12 times, and
  • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions by almost 20% from 2005 levels.

Under Energy 2030, we continue our commitment to cleaner energy, reduced emissions, innovative products and services, and community engagement.

In building tomorrow's community energy company under Energy 2030, MGE will:

  • Transition toward supplying 30% of retail energy sales with renewable resources by 2030. As a milestone goal, we will supply 25% of retail energy sales with renewable resources by 2025, which is consistent with the renewable energy goals adopted by Dane County and the communities of Madison, Middleton, Monona and Fitchburg.
  • Work with customers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40% from 2005 levels by 2030.
  • Increase engagement around energy efficiency and conservation to reduce our community's overall and peak electric use to reduce long-term costs for everyone.
  • Create a more dynamic, integrated electric grid that supports and integrates new technology.
  • Develop and test new products and services to offer customers more control over their energy use.
  • Deepen our engagement with customers to chart our next steps and determine over time, as technologies evolve, how best to meet customer needs and accomplish our long-term goals.

Energy 2030 was informed by our nearly 100 Community Energy Conversations; an extensive customer survey; our own industry research, analysis and planning; other collaborative partnerships; and numerous stakeholder discussions.

Going forward, with strong customer support and participation, we believe we can reach our goals. If we can go further faster, we will.

In this video, MGE leadership and external experts share their thoughts about the opportunities and challenges of a changing energy world.

Feel free to view this video from our Community Energy Workshop and if you wish, submit comments to MGE at your convenience.