Red Barn Wind Farm to Begin Serving MGE Customers
Since announcing our Energy 2030 framework in November 2015, we have developed projects that we expect will increase our owned renewable capacity by more than nine times when completed.
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) is adding another renewable energy resource with the Red Barn Wind Farm in southwest Wisconsin. Five other wind farms, located in Wisconsin and Iowa, already serve MGE electric customers with cost-effective, carbon-free energy. Under our Energy 2030 framework, MGE is continuing to grow our use of renewables to meet our community’s energy needs.
Growing our use of renewable energy is one of our strategies for reducing carbon emissions at least 80% by 2030 and for achieving net-zero carbon electricity by 2050. In addition to our wind farms, MGE customers also are served by solar arrays and soon will be served by additional solar projects paired with battery storage to maximize benefits to our customers. By 2030, every MGE electric customer will have 80% fewer carbon emissions from their electric use simply by being an MGE customer.
About Red Barn Wind Farm
- 28 wind turbines near Montfort in Grant County
- MGE to own 9.1 megawatts (MW) of the 92-MW wind farm
- MGE's 10% share of the project to power about 4,000 households
MGE has been working for decades to advance wind power to help serve MGE customers. Our wind farms keep energy dollars in our region while creating an economic opportunity for host farmers and communities. In addition, wind power in our energy mix helps to reduce the impact of the price of fuel used to generate electricity. Learn more about MGE’s wind farms.
Power your house, condo or apartment with more clean energy
Our optional Green Power Tomorrow (GPT) program gives residential and business customers the option to power 100% of their electric use with energy from wind and solar farms. At a penny more per kilowatt-hour than our standard rate, GPT is an easy, flexible and affordable way to show your support for clean energy. Learn more about Green Power Tomorrow.