Residential 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 of $0.02812 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will be credited on October and/or November bills.

This credit applies to all rate classes except for Green Power Tomorrow (GPT) and Shared Solar. 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 and/or Shared Solar, they receive the credit on only that electricity not covered by GPT and/or Shared Solar. For example, if a customer purchases 60% green energy, then they will receive the credit on 40% of their kilowatt-hours.

For more rate information

Email mge@mge.com or call us between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (608) 252-7222(608) 252-7222
Long distance, toll free 1-866-252-70801-866-252-7080
TDD (608) 252-4777(608) 252-4777

Current Residential Service (Rg-1 [15 kB PDF])

Most residential customers are served on this rate.

Seasonal Rates

Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge $0.62466 $0.62466
Distribution service:All kWh, per kWh $0.03356 $0.03356
Electricity service:All kWh, per kWh $0.10807 $0.09669

Typical Price (combining the above rates with other standard charges)

  Per-Day
Charges
Total Per-Day Charges
Grid connection and customer service charge per day $0.62466  $0.62706
State low income assistance fee*

$0.00240

 
Per-kWh
Charges
Total Per-kWh Charges
Distribution services $0.03356 Summer Winter
  Summer Winter $0.14163 $0.13025
Electricity services $0.10807 $0.09669    

*Or 3% of your electric service charges per month, whichever is smaller.

Time-of-Use (Rg-2 [20 kB PDF])

If you can use more than 60% of your electricity off-peak—from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.—this time-of-use rate may save you money. Mandatory for some customers with average daily uses of 130 kWh or higher during the summer billing season, this rate is optional to all other residential customers.

Peak periods
On-peak 1 = 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday
On-peak 2 = 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
On-peak 3 = 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday
Off-peak = 9 p.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, weekends and holidays

  Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day $0.62466 $0.62466
Distribution service: All kWh, per kWh $0.03356 $0.03356
Electricity service:
- On-peak period 2 energy adder, per kWh $0.21156 $0.16149
- On-peak periods 1 and 3 energy adder, per kWh $0.18913 $0.16149
- Base energy all kWh, per kWh $0.04160 $0.04160

Controlled Water Heating (Rw-1 [16 kB PDF])

An optional service for residential customers with electric water heaters; not available for heating water for space heating.

  Summer Winter
Grid connection and customer service charge per day $0.28000 $0.28000
Distribution service: All kWh, per kWh $0.03000 $0.03000
Electricity service: All kWh, per kWh $0.04097 $0.03454

Renewable Energy Program (RWE-1 [13 kB PDF])

MGE offers customers the option to purchase clean wind and solar power.

For more information