Renewable Flat Bill

Support renewable energy and enjoy a consistent monthly bill!

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Take the ups and downs out of your monthly bill while going green! With MGE's Renewable Flat Bill program, you can support clean, renewable energy with a fixed monthly bill for 12 months. 

This program uses MGE's Green Power Tomorrow (GPT) program, and participants are automatically enrolled in the GPT 100 option. Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity you are allocated from the GPT program will be from renewable energy resources in our area, including both wind farms and solar arrays. Those allocated kWh include the environmental benefits, or Renewable Energy Certificates, which are retired on your behalf.

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How does it work?

Eligible customers enrolled in the program will be assigned a fixed monthly amount that is dependent on: 

  • Your historical monthly average kWh usage. When determining your expected usage, we factor in both weather and a variable risk factor based on your usage history.
  • The standard Rg-1 rate which includes the Electric Service, Distribution Service, and Daily Customer Service and Grid Connection charges.
  • An additional penny-per-kWh charge as a participant in GPT 100, based on your expected usage and MGE's current renewable resource portfolio.
Additional participation requirements:
  • Customers who significantly deviate from their normal usage patterns may be removed from the program, and their actual energy usage may be reviewed and re-billed at the standard residential rate. For more information, please review the special terms and provisions for the pilot.
  • The program is a 12-month commitment, and all agreements will be evaluated and updated on an annual basis. In the 11th month, eligible customers will be notified of their new rate and automatically enrolled for the following year unless they notify MGE of their request to end participation in the Renewable Flat Bill program.

Who is eligible?

MGE residential electric customers who have been current with their account for at least 12 months and are in good standing are eligible. Enrollment will be capped at 200 participants. MGE will review customers based on this basic eligibility and other factors such as usage and payment history.  Customers participating in MGE’s Shared Solar program are not eligible; however, they may opt to join the GPT program.

What will my rate look like?

Each customer’s rate is calculated based on your usage profile and is customized. As an example, a customer who averages around 575 kWh used each month with an average risk profile would have a calculated rate around $130 per month. 
 
A similar customer who uses closer to 900 kWh per month on average would have a calculated rate around $194 per month. As a reminder, the rate includes all the standard charges in the Rg-1 rate but also includes the $0.01 per kWh GPT incremental energy charge.* Taxes and other fees, such as the Low-Income Assistance fee, are not included. If you also receive natural gas services from MGE, your bill may still vary from month to month.

*This cost reflects the effective GPT rate. We will notify you in advance if the cost changes. 

Questions? Email us at RenewableFlatBill@mge.com or call (608) 252-7248 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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