Natural Gas Rates

MGE takes seriously our responsibility to provide safe, reliable energy at reasonable rates. We work hard to control our costs. In 2023, MGE filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase natural gas rates in 2024. The PSCW approved some of MGE's requests, setting our natural gas rates. ​Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the approved natural gas distribution and gas supply service rates reflect an overall increase of 2.44% across all customers in 2024.

The primary reasons for the gas increase are continued investments in system modernization projects to maintain a safe and dependable system and the collection of the escrow accounts for uncollectible costs, including costs related to COVID.

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.
 

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The following natural gas rates are for services rendered on and after February 1, 2024.

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 $0.7299
All therms $0.2294
Medium Commercial and Industrial Distribution Service (GSD-2)
System connection and customer service charge per day $3.7196
All therms $0.1687
Large Commercial and Industrial Distribution Service (GSD-3)
System connection and customer service charge per day $26.50
All therms $0.1109
Interruptible Generation Distribution Service (IGD-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $150.00
All therms $0.0484
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 5,000 therms) $0.1786
- Distribution service per therm (all therms > 5,000 therms) $0.1609
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 $0.0611
 

Natural gas supply services

Rate Classification
Firm Gas Sales Service (FS-1)
Administrative charge per therm:
- GSD-1, RD-1 $0.0163
- GSD-2 $0.0137
- GSD-3 $0.0106
All therms $0.5281
Interruptible Gas Sales Service (IS-1)
Administrative charge per therm:
- GSD-1, SUDS-1 $0.0163
- GSD-2 $0.0137
- GSD-3 $0.0106
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
All therms $0.4000
Interruptible Large Boiler Gas Sales Service (IS-2)
Administrative charge per day $50.00
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
All therms $0.3880
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 $0.3593
Natural gas service, interruptible $0.3405
Daily Balancing Service (DBS-1)
Administrative charge per day $4.30
Telemetering charge per day $1.50
Balancing service charge, first tier $0.02854
Balancing service charge, second tier $0.03871
Backup Sales Service (BU-1)
Administrative charge per therm:
- GSD-1, SUDS-1 $0.0163
- GSD-2 $0.0137
- GSD-3 $0.0106
All therms $0.5281
 
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 $0.7299 $0.7738
GSD-2 FS-1 $3.7196 $0.7105
  IS-1 $5.2196 $0.5824
GSD-3 FS-1 $26.50 $0.6496
  IS-1 $28.00 $0.5215
SUDS-1 IS-1 (First 5,000 therms) $1.50 $0.5949
  IS-1 (>5,000 therms) $1.50 $0.5772
IGD-1 IS-2 $201.50 $0.4364
SP-1 LS-1 (firm) $2,581.50 $0.4204
  LS-1 (interruptible) $2,581.50 $0.4016
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 cash-out rates

Effective for the monthly cash-out of imbalances incurred in January 2024.

Overtake Cash-Out Price
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm
for Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $1.9887
Over 3.5% through 10% $2.2871
Over 10% through 15% $2.5854
Over 15% through 20% $2.7842
Over 20% $2.9831
 
Undertake Cash-Out Price
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm
or Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $0.2650
Over 3.5% through 10% $0.2252
Over 10% through 15% $0.1855
Over 15% through 20% $0.1590
Over 20% $0.1325
 

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