Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Electric Rates

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) approved a $6 million credit to MGE electric customers. Actual fuel costs used for electric generation in 2016 were lower than MGE originally forecasted. This credit is part of a standard review the PSCW performs.

Due to MGE's varying billing cycles, the one-time credit will be credited on October and/or November bills. Please review your bill(s) for specific details on your credit.

This credit applies to all rate classes except for Green Power Tomorrow (GPT). If customers purchase 100% of their energy through GPT, for example, they do not receive the credit because those customers did not pay for the fuel for which we are providing the credit.

For customers who purchase less than 100% of their electricity through GPT, they receive the credit on only that electricity not covered by GPT. For example, if a customer purchases 60% green energy, then they will receive the credit on 40% of their kilowatt-hours.

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Demands 20 kW or less

Small Commercial and Industrial Lighting and Power Service (Cg-5)
Small Commercial and Industrial Optional Time-of-Use Service (Cg-3)

Demands greater than 20 kW and less than or equal to 75 kW

Commercial and Industrial Time-of-Use Service (Cg-4), Level A

Demands greater than 75 kW and less than or equal to 200 kW

Commercial and Industrial Time-of-Use Service (Cg-4), Level B

Demands over 200 kW

Commercial and Industrial Lighting and Power Time-of-Use Service (Cg-2)
Commercial and Industrial Large Annual Load Factor Service (Cg-6)

Other tariffs and services
Definitions

Small C&I Lighting & Power Service

(Cg-5 [16 kB PDF])

(Demand 20 kW or Less) Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day
$0.78669
$0.78669
Distribution service: All kWh, per kWh
$0.02915
$0.02915
Electricity charge: All kWh, per kWh
$0.10804
$0.09563

The minimum charge is the grid connection and customer service charge.

Small C&I Optional Time-of-Use Service

(Cg-3 [18 kB PDF])

(Demand 20 kW or Less) Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day:
- Single-phase
$0.73249
$0.73249
- Three-phase
$1.00249
$1.00249
Distribution service: All kWh, per kWh
$0.02915
$0.02915
Electricity service:
- On-peak period 2 energy adder, per kWh
$0.20124
$0.15361
- On-peak periods 1 and 3 energy adder, per kWh
$0.17991
$0.15361
- Base energy all kWh, per kWh
$0.03928
$0.03928

The minimum charge is the grid connection and customer service charge.

C&I Time-of-Use Service

(Cg-4 [22 kB PDF]) Level A and B

Learn more about Time-of-Use.

Demands Greater Than 20 kW and Up to 200 kW Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day:
- Single-phase
$6.19251
$6.19251
- Three-phase
$6.32048
$6.32048
Distribution service:
- Customer maximum 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.08480
$0.08480
- Distribution charge per kWh
$0.01029
$0.01029
Electricity service:
- Maximum monthly on-peak 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.42300
$0.34530
- On-peak period 2 energy adder, per kWh
$0.06148
$0.04617
- On-peak periods 1 and 3 energy adder, per kWh
$0.05519
$0.04617
- Base energy all kWh, per kWh
$0.04186
$0.04186

The minimum charge is the grid connection and customer service charge per day plus the customer maximum demand charge.

C&I Lighting & Power Time-of-Use Service

(Cg-2 [22 kB PDF])

  Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day
$14.50000
$14.50000
Distribution service:
- Customer maximum 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.10600
$0.10600
- Distribution charge per kWh
$0.00677
$0.00677
Electricity service:
- Maximum monthly on-peak 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.45100
$0.37100
- On-peak period 2 energy adder, per kWh
$0.04928
$0.03368
- On-peak periods 1 and 3 energy adder, per kWh
$0.04104
$0.03368
- Base energy all kWh, per kWh
$0.04968
$0.04968

The minimum charge is the grid connection and customer service charge plus the customer maximum demand charge.

C&I Lighting & Power Critical Peak Pricing Rate

(Cg-2A [24 kB PDF])

  Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day
$14.50000
$14.50000
Distribution service:
- Customer maximum 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.10600
$0.10600
- Distribution charge per kWh
$0.00677
$0.00677
Electricity service:
- Maximum monthly on-peak 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.45100
$0.37100
- On-peak period 2 energy adder, per kWh
$0.04104
$0.03368
- On-peak periods 1 and 3 energy adder, per kWh
$0.04104
$0.03368
- Base energy all kWh, per kWh
$0.04968
$0.04968
- Critical peak pricing adder, per kWh
$0.23132
$0.23132

The minimum charge is the grid connection and customer service charge plus the customer maximum demand charge.

C&I Lighting & Power: Large Annual High Load Factor Service

(Cg-6 [23 kB PDF])

  Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day
$25.35000
$25.35000
Distribution service:
- Customer maximum 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.10600
$0.10600
- Distribution charge per kWh
$0.00557
$0.00557
Electricity service:
- Maximum monthly on-peak 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.45100
$0.37100
- On-peak period 2 energy adder, per kWh
$0.03920
$0.02624
- On-peak periods 1 and 3 energy adder, per kWh
$0.03271
$0.02624
- Base energy all kWh, per kWh
$0.04973
$0.04973

The minimum charge is the grid connection and customer service charge plus the customer maximum demand charge.

C&I Lighting & Power: Large Annual High Load Factor Critical Peak Pricing Rate

(Cg-6A [25 kB PDF])

  Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day
$25.35000
$25.35000
Distribution service:
- Customer maximum 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.10600
$0.10600
- Distribution charge per kWh
$0.00557
$0.00557
Electricity service:
- Maximum monthly on-peak 15-minute demand per kW per day
$0.45100
$0.37100
- On-peak period 2 energy adder, per kWh
$0.03271
$0.02624
- On-peak periods 1 and 3 energy adder, per kWh
$0.03271
$0.02624
- Base energy all kWh, per kWh
$0.04973
$0.04973
- Critical peak pricing adder, per kWh
$0.23127
$0.23127

The minimum charge is the grid connection and customer service charge plus the customer maximum demand charge.

Other tariffs and services

Customer-Owned Generation
Pg-1 - Parallel Generation (over 20 kW) [24 kB PDF]
Pg-2 - Parallel Generation-Net Metering (100 kW or less) [20 kB PDF]
Pg-3 - Renewable Distributed Generation (Experimental) [24 kB PDF]
Pg-4 - Experimental Photovoltaic Parallel Generation [21 kB PDF]
Renewable Energy Rates
Is-3 - Interruptible Service Rider (500 kW and more)"
Is-4 - Direct Control Interruptible Service Rider (75 kW and more)
STIR - Short-Term Interruptible Replacement Service [19 kB PDF]

Definitions

Base energy all kWh charge. Charge applied to all energy (kWh) used by time-of-use customers, no matter when it is used.

Distribution charge, per kWh is not a new cost. It previously was part of the Electricity service charge, which is now lower due to transferring costs to the new Distribution charge. Through the Distribution charge, MGE recoups the costs to build and maintain our electric distribution grid.

Distribution service. The network of wires and equipment that carries electric energy from the transmission system to the customer's premises. The costs to support, operate and maintain this local delivery system are included here in MGE's rates and are usually priced in cents per kilowatt-hour for energy-only customers and in dollars per kilowatt per day for demand-billed customers.

Electricity service. In MGE's rates, this is the network of generating plants, wires and equipment needed to produce or purchase electricity (generation) and to deliver it to the local distribution system (transmission). Priced in cents per kilowatt-hour for energy-only customers and in dollars per kilowatt per day and in cents per kilowatt-hour for demand-billed customers.

Energy, off-peak. Energy supplied during periods of relatively low system demand as specified by the supplier. For MGE, this is from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday; all holidays; and all weekends.

Energy, on-peak. Energy supplied during periods of relatively high system demand as specified by the supplier. For MGE, this is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Energy, on-peak 1. Energy supplied during periods of relatively high system demand as specified by the supplier. For MGE, this is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Energy, on-peak 2. Energy supplied during periods of relatively high system demand as specified by the supplier. For MGE, this is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Energy, on-peak 3. Energy supplied during periods of relatively high system demand as specified by the supplier. For MGE, this is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Demand, customer maximum 15-minute. The greatest rate at which electrical energy has been used during any period of 15 consecutive minutes in the current or preceding 11 billing months.

Demand, maximum monthly 15-minute. The greatest rate at which electrical energy has been used during any period of 15 consecutive minutes in the billing month.

Demand, maximum on-peak 15-minute. The greatest rate at which electrical energy has been used during any on-peak period of 15 consecutive minutes in the billing month.

Grid Connection and Customer Service Charge. Covers the cost of basic customer care services such as billing, record-keeping and information services along with a portion of the costs of being connected to the local electricity grid including meters, poles and wires.

Kilowatt-hour (kWh). This is the basic unit of electric energy equal to one kilowatt of power supplied to or taken from an electric circuit steadily for one hour. One kilowatt-hour equals 1,000 watt-hours.

Rates, seasonal. Rates vary depending on the time of year. Charges are generally higher during the summer months when greater demand levels push up costs for generating electricity. All MGE rate classes are seasonal. MGE has summer and winter seasonal rates. Summer rates are effective from June 1 through September 30. Winter rates apply for all other billing periods.

Rates, time-of-use. Prices for electricity that vary depending upon what time of day or night a customer uses it. Time-of-use rates are designed to reflect the different costs an electric company incurs in providing electricity during peak periods when electricity demand is high and off-peak periods when electricity demand is low. Whether customers benefit from time-of-use rates depends on the percentage of total consumption used during on-peak periods. Generally, customers who use less than 35% of their total consumption during on-peak periods may benefit from these rates.

Single-phase service. Service where the facility (e.g., house, office, warehouse, barn) has two energized wires coming into it. Typically serves smaller needs of 120V/240V. Requires less and simpler equipment and infrastructure to support and tends to be less expensive to install and to maintain.

Three-Phase Service. Service where the facility (e.g., manufacturing plant, office building, warehouse, barn) has three energized wires coming into it. Typically serves larger power needs of greater than 120V/240V. Usually required for motors exceeding 10 horsepower or other inductive loads. Requires more and more sophisticated equipment and infrastructure to support and tends to be more expensive to install and maintain.

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