MGE is the only electric utility in Wisconsin to be awarded the highest participating level in Green Tier, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) environmental leadership program. MGE is one of only eight Wisconsin companies that achieved the "Tier 2" level.
By participating in the Green Tier program, we are continuing our voluntary commitment to superior environmental performance. In cooperation with the DNR, we have set goals to make significant environmental improvements.
In 2017, MGE expanded the scope of our Green Tier contract, and, in 2020, we renewed our five-year contract with the DNR for Green Tier certification. MGE’s primary goal in the expanded contract is to cover all MGE operations under our Environmental Management System (EMS). An EMS is a continuous improvement process that evaluates, prioritizes and manages environmental risks.
Participation in the Green Tier program provides certification for our EMS. MGE previously used an EMS at our Blount Generating Station. The expanded scope of our EMS further demonstrates our commitment to goal setting and environmental accountability.
More information about MGE's participation in the Green Tier program is available in our Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.