Advancing our Energy Goals
Our Energy 2030 framework has set a direction for a more sustainable future. Our main subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), is committed to increasing renewable energy and driving carbon out of our energy supply mix.
We're working to achieve a more sustainable energy supply mix using the best, most cost-effective technologies as they become available.
We've already reduced our carbon emissions 20% between 2005 and 2015. We have set the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by another 20% by 2030 from 2005 levels. This target is consistent with the Clean Power Plan and U.S. emissions targets for the 2030 time frame established as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Today, energy technologies are evolving rapidly. If we can go further faster toward our clean energy goals, we will. That is our commitment to you.
MGE is advancing its Energy 2030 objectives:
- MGE is seeking regulatory approval to build our largest wind farm to date.
- Our Shared Solar pilot project in partnership with the City of Middleton delivers locally generated solar energy to our community grid.
- We reduced our ownership share in a coal-fired power plant in which MGE is a minority owner. MGE has pledged not to build additional coal plants.
- MGE is introducing new pilot programs for our customers including Charge@Home, a turnkey charging program for customers with electric vehicles, and Smart Thermostat Demand Response, which will test a new method of controlling peaks in energy demand.