Consistent monthly
energy bills all year

  • Budget for winter heating and summer cooling costs
  • Spread energy costs more evenly over a 12-month period
  • Reduce impact of higher winter or summer bills

Budget Payment Plan

Sign up for the Budget Payment Plan

For residential customers*

How MGE determines my monthly payment

  • We estimate your annual energy costs for the upcoming year based on your previous bills and expected changes in energy costs.
  • The estimated annual amount is divided evenly over 11 months.
  • At six months, we review your account to ensure your payment reflects your actual energy use.
  • On the 12th month of your plan, we bill or credit the difference between your actual energy costs and what you paid during the year.

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*or commercial accounts for which the primary purpose of the service is to provide for residential living.