Residential 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 and did not increase our rates in 2016. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin reviewed our recent rate request and granted a slight increase of 1.9% in residential natural gas rates effective Jan. 1, 2017.

With this increase, the average MGE residential natural gas customer using 750 therms per year will see a monthly increase in their bill of approximately $1.32.

The primary reason for the rate increase is for MGE to make natural gas system upgrades to ensure continued reliability and safety.

Your bill will include:

  • Distribution Service charges.
  • Firm Gas Sales Service charges.
Residential Distribution Service (RD-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $0.7195
Distribution service, per therm $0.1167


Firm Gas Sales Service (FS-1)
Administrative charge, per therm $0.0135
Natural gas service, per therm
(Varies monthly with the cost to purchase gas supply.)
*Effective for service rendered on and after December 1, 2017.


Monthly Price (combining the above rates)



Total Per-Day

Total Per-Therm Charge
RD-1 FS-1 $0.7195 $0.5555
RD-1: Distribution rate for residential customers.
FS-1: Supply rate for customers receiving firm gas supply service.

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