MGE Connect®

As part of MGE's Energy 2030 framework, we are advancing new technologies to help customers save energy, control costs and reduce our collective impact. By working with our customers, we can reach our target of net-zero carbon electricity by 2050.

MGE is launching a new smart thermostat program to help customers save energy by connecting with us!

Connect with us, get rewards

MGE residential electric customers with eligible smart thermostats will receive a $25 Visa gift card upon acceptance into the program and another $25 Visa gift card for each completed summer season (June through September).

To learn more about the program, visit the FAQ.

How it works

  • During hot and humid days when energy use is higher than normal, MGE may call an "event." 
  • Temperature increases to thermostats during events will range from two to four degrees and last no more than four hours. Some events may begin with precooling to help offset minor adjustments later in the day.
  • Adjustments will occur June through September during non-holiday weekdays from noon to 9 p.m. Participants can change temperature settings or opt out of events at any time. 

Working together to save energy

Electric use peaks during stretches of hot, humid days when air conditioners are running in a majority of homes and businesses. These periods of high electric use put pressure on utilities to generate and distribute enough electricity to everyone who needs it. 

Programs like MGE Connect and On Demand Savings for large business customers help us better understand the potential for reducing electric peaks using smart technologies.