Watch the Video: Dane County Airport Solar

Madison Gas and Electric's (MGE) new 9-megawatt solar array at the Dane County Regional Airport began delivering locally generated, sustainable energy to MGE's distribution system in mid-December. The array will generate enough carbon-free electricity to provide Dane County with about 40% of the energy used by all County-owned facilities, according to the County.



Renewable Energy Rider grows local, clean energy

MGE's Renewable Energy Rider (RER) enables MGE to partner with a large energy user, like the County, to tailor a renewable energy solution to meet that customer's energy needs. The County and MGE entered into an RER agreement, which was approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. 

Dane County is leasing the land to MGE, and MGE will sell the energy to Dane County. In spring, MGE will add pollinator plantings in certain areas of the array under the solar panels.

RER customers are responsible for costs associated with the renewable generation facility and any distribution costs to deliver energy to the customer. The innovative model grows clean energy in our community.