Natural 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. In 2018, MGE worked with intervening parties to file a rate settlement agreement to resolve all issues in MGE's rate case. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) reviewed and approved the settlement agreement, setting our electric and gas rates. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, natural gas rates increased 1.46%

Natural gas rates are separated into two components: Distribution Service and Gas Supply Service. The separation allows you to choose the type of service that’s right for your business.

The following natural gas rates are for services rendered on and after January 1, 2020.

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 Commercial and Industrial Distribution Service (GSD-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $0.8000
All therms $0.1563
Medium Commercial and Industrial Distribution Service (GSD-2)
System connection and customer service charge per day $3.7196
All therms $0.1192
Large Commercial and Industrial Distribution Service (GSD-3)
System connection and customer service charge per day $26.50
All therms $0.0789
Large Commercial and Industrial Demand-Based Distribution Service Pilot (GSD-3D)
System connection and customer service charge per day $26.50
All therms $0.0385
Demand-based billing determinant $0.0148
Interruptible Generation Distribution Service (IGD-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $150.00
All therms $0.0338
Seasonal Use Distribution Service (SUDS-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $1.50
Distribution rates per cycle bill:
- Distribution service per therm (first 2,000 therms) $0.1242
- Distribution service per therm (next 18,000 therms) $0.1140
- Distribution service per therm (all therms > 20,000 therms) $0.1071
Contracted Distribution Service (CDS-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day N/A
All therms N/A
Steam and Power Generation Gas Distribution Service (Sp-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $2,500.00
All therms $0.0369
 

Natural gas supply services

Rate Classification
Firm Gas Sales Service (FS-1)
Administrative charge per therm:
- GSD-1, RD-1 $0.0144
- GSD-2 $0.0119
- GSD-3, GSD-3D $0.0094
All therms $0.3614
Interruptible Gas Sales Service (IS-1)
Administrative charge per therm:
- GSD-1, SUDS-1 $0.0144
- GSD-2 $0.0119
- GSD-3, GSD-3D $0.0094
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
All therms $0.2611
Interruptible Large Boiler Gas Sales Service (IS-2)
Administrative charge per day $50.00
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
All therms $0.2502
Large Annual Use Gas Sales Service (LS-1)
Administrative charge per day $80.00
Electronic metering charge per day $1.50
Natural gas service, firm $0.2613
Natural gas service, interruptible $0.2433
Daily Balancing Service (DBS-1)
Administrative charge per day $4.30
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
Balancing service charge, first tier $0.03165
Balancing service charge, second tier $0.03555
Backup Sales Service (BU-1)
Administrative charge per therm:
- GSD-1, SUDS-1 $0.0144
- GSD-2 $0.0119
- GSD-3, GSD-3D $0.0094
All therms $0.3614
 
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 $0.5321
GSD-2 FS-1 $3.7196 $0.4925
  IS-1 $5.2196 $0.3922
GSD-3 FS-1 $26.50 $0.4497
  IS-1 $28.00 $0.3494
GSD-3D FS-1 $28.00 $0.4093
  IS-1 $28.00 $0.3090
SUDS-1 IS-1 (First 2,000 therms) $1.50 $0.3997
  IS-1 (Next 18,000 therms) $1.50 $0.3895
  IS-1 (>20,000 therms) $1.50 $0.3826
IGD-1 IS-2 $201.50 $0.2840
SP-1 LS-1 (firm) $2,581.50 $0.2982
  LS-1 (interruptible) $2,581.50 $0.2802
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.
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 December 2019.

Overtake Cashout Price
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm
for Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $0.2955
Over 3.5% through 10% $0.3398
Over 10% through 15% $0.3842
Over 15% through 20% $0.4137
Over 20% $0.4433
 
Undertake Cashout Price
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm
or Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $0.2323
Over 3.5% through 10% $0.1974
Over 10% through 15% $0.1626
Over 15% through 20% $0.1394
Over 20% $0.1161
 

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