MGE rolls out 15-year plan boost renewables, reduce emissions

On Wednesday, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) unveiled its framework for building tomorrow’s community energy company. Energy 2030 advances the company’s commitment to cleaner energy, innovative products and services, and customer engagement. The company’s vision was informed by input from MGE’s Community Energy Conversations, customer surveys, industry research, other collaborative partnerships, and stakeholder discussions.

As part of its Energy 2030 plan, MGE will:

  • Transition toward supplying 30% of retail energy sales with renewable resources by 2030. As a milestone goal, MGE will supply 25% of retail energy sales with renewable resources by 2025.
  • Work with customers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40% from 2005 levels by 2030.
  • Increase engagement around energy efficiency and conservation to reduce overall energy and peak electric use to reduce long-term costs for everyone.
  • Create a more dynamic, integrated electric grid that supports and integrates new technology.
  • Develop and test new products and services to offer customers more control over their energy use.
  • Deepen customer engagement to chart the company’s next steps and determine over time, as technologies evolve, how best to meet customer needs and accomplish long-term goals.

The Energy 2030 framework also is consistent with the 25% renewable energy by 2025 goals of Madison, Middleton, Monona, Fitchburg, and Dane County.