Since 2006, WPPI Energy has invested $4.3 million in more than 55 community-based renewable energy projects that help demonstrate the benefits, operation and performance of wind, solar and biogas technologies. Schools and municipal buildings are often chosen for the projects to teach community members about renewable energy technologies. WPPI Energy grant funds have helped cover the cost of materials and installation for these systems, which include 51 solar photovoltaic installations, three wind turbines and one biogas project.
MGE Solar Projects
Badger Hollow and Two Creeks Solar Farms (MGE will own 50 MW. This phase of Badger Hollow is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.) Approved by PSC in April 2019.
Two Creeks Solar Farm (MGE's ownership share will be 50 MW of its 150-MW output. Two Creeks is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.)
Dane County Partnership (MGE also is partnering with Dane County to construct 9 MW of solar on County-owned land adjacent to Dane County Regional Airport.)
Shared Solar Program
A large solar array of 500kW that can supply about 250 homes was installed on the roof of the Middleton Municipal Operations Center. Electricity from this system is available to MGE customers through a unique program called Shared Solar.
-Posted May 2016 (sold out)
MGE's Shared Solar expansion will be a 5-MW array constructed at Morey Field in Middleton.