Budget Payment Plan

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Consistent monthly energy bills all year

  • Budget for winter heating and summer cooling costs
  • Spread energy costs more evenly throughout the year
  • Reduce impact of higher winter or summer bills

Sign up for the Budget Payment Plan

For residential customers:
  • Preview your monthly budget amount and sign up online.
  • Call us at 608-252-7080 or 1-866-252-7080 Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How MGE determines my monthly payment

  • We estimate your annual energy costs for the upcoming year based on your monthly costs over the previous 12 months.
  • We multiply your estimated costs by 10% (to account for expected changes in energy costs) to determine your monthly payment.
  • Your monthly amount will stay the same for a minimum of six months. After six months, we will review your usage on a monthly basis.
  • If your energy usage has changed, we will provide you with a new budget amount for a six-month time period. If not, you will continue to be billed the same budget amount and your usage will be reviewed monthly until your energy use changes.

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