Electricity is a necessity for our daily lives, yet we rarely think about it. Here's a quick look at the value of electricity.
for 10 hours*
*3 ton/12 SEER/3 kWh per hour
for 50 days*
*32 inch LCD/4 hours per day/0.15 kWh per hour
for 15 years*
*365 phone charges/2kWh a year/0.005479 kWh per charge
Charge smartphone = $0.00074
Toast two pieces of bread = $0.00501
Run microwave for 2 minutes = $0.00358
Watch TV for an hour = $0.00503
Open garage door = $0.00056
Run coffeemaker = $0.04697
Slice of pizza and soft drink =
$0.02353 per charge
$0.00368 per charge
$.00074 per charge
the Cost of staying connected = $0.03
At MGE, we work hard to keep costs down as we bring you the reliable energy you need every day.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PCSW) has approved MGE's electric rate decrease of 0.78 percent to take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. MGE's electric rates remain below the rate of inflation.
Average annual increase in MGE's electric rates from 2013-2017
Inflation projection from 2013-2017 based on the Consumer Price Index
Take a look at energy costs compared to other necessities like housing and food as a share of median household spending in the Midwest:*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey http://www.bls.gov/cex/#news
We provide the service you have come to expect
We provide the service you have come to expect from your local community energy company. From us, you will receive...
Local Service – When you call MGE with a question, our local customer service reps are your neighbors. They know our service area and work hard to help you.
Reliable Service – We excel at keeping your lights on. Our electric reliability has one of the highest ratings in the nation year after year.
Helpful Support – We can help you save energy and money. Visit mge.com/saving-energy or call our Home Energy Line at 608-252-7117 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
And, we continually make improvements for a smarter grid that can reliably accommodate the growth of renewable energy throughout our service area. We support renewable energy sources and work with customers who add solar panels and want to connect to our local electric grid.