MGE takes important step in fulfilling renewable energy commitment

MGE takes important step in fulfilling renewable energy commitment

With the announcement last week that it will build a large wind farm in northeast Iowa to generate electricity for about 47,000 homes, Madison Gas and Electric has taken an important step in fulfilling its commitment to increase its sources of renewable energy.

That commitment was part of MG&E’s Energy 2030 Framework developed as a result of last year’s Community Energy Conversations.

The conversations were the third step of a four-part process that would eventually culminate in a Community Energy Partnership. While the utility has yet to develop a clear plan for that partnership, it will certainly include a greater percentage of clean energy from a variety of sources.

There’s growing momentum for a true partnership, including formation of Dane County’s Climate Change Action Council.

MG&E’s proposed wind farm development is an encouraging development. There’s much more to be done. But we interpret MG&E’s investment as a giant step in getting there.

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