A Message From Your Community Energy Company
Thank you for partnering with us on our path toward greater sustainability.
To those we serve:
As 2020 comes to a close, I'd like to extend a thank you to all our customers for working together with us and coming together as a community to face the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MGE has a special responsibility to provide safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our obligation to serve demands we prepare for the unexpected and that we continue to serve those who rely on us to meet our community's everyday needs.
Dane County Airport Solar is expected online by the end of 2020. It will serve about 40% of Dane County operations.
As we look to the future, MGE continues to work together with you, our customers, toward reaching shared energy goals. This fall, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison released its analysis of our goal of net-zero carbon electricity by 2050.
Using climate modeling available through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the analysis compared MGE's goal to the modeled pathways for the electricity sector in industrialized nations to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The analysis found MGE's net-zero goal is in line with or more aggressive than these model benchmarks for climate solutions. MGE is aligned with the latest climate science in our pursuit of deep decarbonization.
In addition to engaging our customers around energy efficiency and electric transportation, growing our use of clean energy is one of our strategies for reducing carbon emissions. A number of renewable energy projects came online this year to serve our customers:
- Our Shared Solar program has expanded with a solar array in Middleton. The optional program serves residential and small business customers. To learn more or to join, visit mge.com/sharedsolar.
- We expect our 9-megawatt array at the Dane County Regional Airport to begin serving Dane County operations by the end of this year.
- The 500,000-panel Two Creeks Solar project in northeastern Wisconsin began serving all MGE electric customers in November.
And, we look forward to the first phase of the Badger Hollow Solar Farm coming online in spring. Continue to stay engaged by visiting mge2050.com for updates, and thank you for joining us on our path toward greater sustainability.
Chairman, President and CEO