Commercial and Industrial Gas Rates

MGE is serious about our responsibility to provide safe, reliable natural gas service at competitive prices. We work hard to control our costs and did not increase our rates in 2016. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin reviewed our recent request and granted a slight increase of 1.9% in overall natural gas distribution and supply service effective Jan. 1, 2017. Your actual bill depends on your rate classification and usage.

The following natural gas rates are effective for service rendered on and after August 1, 2017.

These rates are subject to market variables that may change monthly. Please consult your bill for the most current applicable rates.

Distribution service

Rate Classification
(C&I = Commercial and Industrial)
Small C&I Distribution Service (GSD-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $0.8000
All therms $0.1453
Medium C&I Distribution Service (GSD-2)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $3.7196
All therms $0.1053
Large C&I Distribution Service (GSD-3)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $23.30
All therms $0.0694
Interruptible Generation Distribution Service (IGD-1)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $117.30
All therms $0.0344
Seasonal Off-Peak Distribution Service (SD-1)(Closed)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $1.25
All therms (April 1 through Dec. 31) $0.1107
All therms (Jan. 1 through March 31) $0.4000
Seasonal Distribution Service (SD-2)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $4.29
All therms (April 1 through Dec. 31) $0.0868
All therms (Jan. 1 through March 31) $0.4000
Contracted Distribution Service (CDS-1)  
System connection and customer service charge per day NA
All therms NA
Steam and Power Generation Gas Distribution Service (Sp-1)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $1,955.00
All therms $0.0428

Natural gas supply services

Rate Classification
Compressed Natural Gas Service (CNG-1)  
Distribution service per therm $0.3563
Administrative charge per therm $0.0135
Electric compression charge per therm $0.2500
All therms $0.3550
Firm Gas Sales Service (FS-1)  
Administrative charge per therm:  
- GSD-1, RD-1, CNG-1 $0.0135
- GSD-2 $0.0110
- GSD-3 $0.0085
All therms $0.3550
Interruptible Gas Sales Service (IS-1)  
Administrative charge per therm:  
- GSD-1, SD-1, SD-2 $0.0125
- GSD-2 $0.0100
- GSD-3 $0.0075
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
All therms $0.3090
Interruptible Large Boiler Gas Sales Service (IS-2)  
Administrative charge per day $30.00
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
All therms $0.2924
Large Annual Use Gas Sales Service (LS-1)  
Administrative charge per day $55.00
Electronic metering charge per day $1.50
Natural gas service, firm $0.3000
Natural gas service, interruptible $0.2923
Daily Balancing Service (DBS-1)  
Administrative charge per day $4.30
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
Balancing service charge, first tier $0.03215
Balancing service charge, second tier $0.03555
Backup Sales Service (BU-1)  
Administrative charge per therm:  
- GSD-1 $0.0125
- GSD-2 $0.0100
- GSD-3 $0.0075
All therms $0.3550
Total Charges for Business Customers With Firm
or Interruptible Natural Gas Supply

(These are combined charges from the components listed above)
Distribution Rate Supply
Rate
Per-Day Charges Per-Therm Charges
GSD-1 FS-1 $0.8000 $0.5138
GSD-2 FS-1 $3.7196 $0.4713
  IS-1 $5.2196 $0.4243
GSD-3 FS-1 $23.3000 $0.4329
  IS-1 $24.8000 $0.3859
SD-1 IS-1 $1.2500 $0.4322
SD-2 IS-1 $4.2900 $0.4083
SP-1 LS-1 $2,011.5000 $0.3428

GSD-1: Distribution rate for customers using less than 25,000 therms per year.
GSD-2: Distribution rate for customers using 25,000 to 200,000 therms per year.
GSD-3: Distribution rate for customers using more than 200,000 therms per year.
SD-1: Seasonal off-peak distribution service available April through December (closed to new customers).
SD-2: Service is available year-round, although service is designed for customers that use the majority of their natural gas during the off-peak period of April 1 through Dec. 31.
SP-1: Supply rate for customers on a firm basis who use at least 17 million therms per year.
FS-1: Supply rate for customers receiving firm natural gas supply service.
IS-1: Supply rate for customers receiving interruptible natural gas supply service.
LS-1: Supply rate for large annual use customers who receive distribution service under Rate Schedules SP-1 and IGD-1.

Balancing service (DBS-1) monthly cashout rates

Effective for the monthly cashout of imbalances incurred in July 2017.

Overtake Cashout Price
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm for
Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $0.3235
Over 3.5% through 10% $0.3720
Over 10% through 15% $0.4206
Over 15% through 20% $0.4529
Over 20% $0.4853
Undertake Cashout Credit
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm for
Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $0.2908
Over 3.5% through 10% $0.2472
Over 10% through 15% $0.2035
Over 15% through 20% $0.1745
Over 20% $0.1454

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