Green Power Tomorrow

We make it easy to be green

Clean electricity is available right now for homes and businesses in our electric service territory. Through MGE's Green Power Tomorrow (GPT) program, wind and solar power can be purchased - For every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of green power you purchase, there's a kWh of electricity that won't be generated with non-renewable fuels.

GPT is probably the easiest and most effective step you can take to advance renewable energy and protect the environment. You can choose a monthly cost that's comfortable for you. GPT is 2.44 cents* more per kWh.

Partner with MGE to grow the use of green energy

There are approximately 10,000 MGE customers who already buy green power that's generated in our region. They help to:

  • Prevent carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to more than 11,000 homes' electricity use for one year.
  • Offset the greenhouse gas emissions equal to more than 180,000,000 miles driven by the average passenger vehicle.
  • Bring more solar energy into MGE's power supply. We have nearly 600 customer-owned solar electric systems connected to our local grid.

You can buy green power for your home today

  • Choose to purchase as a percent (1% to 100%) of your electricity use. You will be billed an extra $0.0244 per kWh based on the percentage you choose.*
  • Or choose a capped amount designed to fit your budget. If your electricity use in any single billing period is less than what you've chosen, MGE will reduce the charge to match your actual electricity use multiplied by the GPT premium ($0.0244 per kWh*).

Buy Green Power for Your Home
Or call MGE's Home Energy Line at (608) 252-7117 to sign up.

Here's our Green Power Tomorrow energy mix:

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Green power benefits

By adding more renewable energy to our electricity supply, we can reduce:

  • Carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Our dependence on scarce energy sources.
  • Our dependence on foreign energy resources.

An option for those who want 100% renewable energy now

We are required to provide some green energy in MGE's electricity mix for all customers. But many customers have told us they want to go beyond the minimum amount to reduce their personal environmental impact and to create demand for more green power development. GPT offers that option without raising rates for those who can least afford it. Under our Energy 2030 framework, MGE is growing our use of renewable resources to 30% by 2030.

For more information

Find out more about GPT and the families and businesses that participate by visiting our green power Web channel.

* This cost reflects the GPT rate effective Jan. 1, 2015. We will notify you in advance if the cost changes. You may change your participation at any time.