Madison Gas & Electric

Madison Gas & Electric provides electricity to 11 cities and is classified as an investor owned organization. A total of 159,563 customers (37 industrial properties, 21,024 commercial customers and 138,502 residential properties) purchase their electricity from the company. Madison Gas & Electric has an average residential electricity rate of 16.78 cents per kilowatt hour . This is higher than both the Wisconsin and the United States average rates of 14.67 and 13.33 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The supplier partook in end user sales and the wholesale electricity market in 2019, with sales to end users adding up to 3,217,067 megawatt hours and wholesale sales equaling 489,863 megawatt hours. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 2,622,049 of them were produced by plants owned by the provider and 1,185,602 megawatt hours were acquired on wholesale channels. Madison Gas & Electric had $408,364,000 in 2019. $12,745,000 of that came from electricity sales on the wholesale energy market and $393,893,000 of which came from retail electricity sales.

About Madison Gas & Electric

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $101.56, while the Madison Gas & Electric average is 9.83% below at $89.76 per month. This is the 88th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the state. The provider generates a total of 1,780,676.36 megawatt hours from coal usage, which is the 126th most out of 3511 electric suppliers in the country. Production by the provider from natural gas totals 467,706.6 megawatt hours, which is around 17.73% of their total generation. The production of megawatt hours sold by Madison Gas & Electric is accountable for emission amounts of 2,176,929,509.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which makes them the 10th worst polluting electricity company out of the 160 we track in the state.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per megawatt hour basis shows us the emissions efficiency of an electricity company. Madison Gas & Electric averages 696.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold, which ranks them 1st worst in Wisconsin out of 160 suppliers. This adds up to total emissions of 2,176,929,509.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity sold by the company, ranking the company as the 222nd highest company for total emissions in the nation. When it comes to electricity generation, the supplier's top fuel type is Coal, accounting for 67.50%, or 1,780,676.36 megawatt hours, of generation for the provider. Natural Gas and Wind are also important fuel sources for the provider, with 467,706.6 (17.73%) and 347,847 (13.19%) megawatt hours produced from each, respectively. Madison Gas & Electric has the 155th most facilities linked to an electricity provider out of the 3511 companies operating in the nation that we observe. They are associated with or own 15 power plants throughout their service region.

Madison Gas & Electric Net Metering

Fortunately, Madison Gas & Electric offers net metering options to their customers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially purchasing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their excess wattage back to their electricity company.

Energy Loss

Electricity providers routinely submit reports on energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Madison Gas & Electric recently reported a loss of 2.56% of the total electricity generation amount. The state of Wisconsin has an energy loss average of 2.37% and the national average is 2.72%, giving Madison Gas & Electric a rank of 90th worst out of 160 suppliers who report energy loss in the state.

Madison Gas & Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Madison Gas & Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.205/kWh$0.143/kWh$127.40/mo.$66.16/mo.
2947th16.78¢Madison Gas & Electric's Average residential price per kWh
872nd$89.76Average monthly electric bill for Madison Gas & Electric's residential customers

Madison Gas & Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:MGE Energy
  • Headquarters:623 Railroad Street
    Madison , Wisconsin 53703
    United States of America

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Quick Facts About Madison Gas & Electric

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The production of the electricity sold by Madison Gas & Electric resulted in an increase in CO2 emissions of 1.79% in the previous year.

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Madison Gas & Electric is 352nd out of the 3511 companies in the United States for the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from sustainable fuels.

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Madison Gas & Electric is ranked 207th in the United States for electricity generation, producing 2,638,181.34 megawatt hours.

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Madison Gas & Electric ranks 91st in the nation out of 3511 companies for total megawatt hours produced from solar energy.

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Madison Gas & Electric is the 191st largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel types in the United States.

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Madison Gas & Electric is ranked 72nd out of 3511 providers in the nation for total percentage of electricity output from sustainable fuels.

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Energy Loss

Madison Gas & Electric's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

97,578MWh

2266 National Rank

Madison Gas & Electric Energy Makeup

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Madison Gas & Electric State Coverage

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Wisconsin159,563396,403,0009100%

Madison Gas & Electric County Coverage

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Dane County546,695912.29$89.28/mo

Power Plants Owned by Madison Gas & Electric

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Oak Creek WI Coal 8,196,387.017,122,427,895.25868.97No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Columbia County WI Coal 5,791,781.995,838,010,529.071,007.98YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
West Campus Cogeneration FacilityMadison Gas & Electric (92.69%)University of Wisconsin (7.31%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 380,536174,856,129.26459.5YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Lime Springs IA Wind 281,4578,012,853.1228.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Manitowoc County WI Solar 93,2119,107,978.6197.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Marinette WI Natural Gas 92,13861,771,496.92670.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Top of Iowa Windfarm IIIMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Worth County IA Wind 48,8471,380,520.6928.26No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Madison WI Natural Gas 27,08123,872,383.78881.52No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kewaunee County WI Wind 17,543495,803.4128.26No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Middleton Airport SolarMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Middleton WI Solar 3,766362,845.3396.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Madison Gas & Electric Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
67.50%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
17.73%
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Wind
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13.19%
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Solar
1.33%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.26%

Cities Madison Gas & Electric Has Coverage

  • Cottage Grove, WI
  • Cross Plains, WI
  • Fitchburg, WI
  • Madison, WI
  • Maple Bluff, WI
  • McFarland, WI
  • Middleton, WI
  • Monona, WI
  • Shorewood Hills, WI
  • Verona, WI
  • Waunakee, WI

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Madison Gas & Electric FAQ:

What company is Madison Gas & Electric owned by?

Madison Gas & Electric is a subsidiary of MGE Energy.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Madison Gas & Electric?

There are 15 power plants owned by or associated Madison Gas & Electric.

What is the average electricity rate for Madison Gas & Electric customers?

Customers of Madison Gas & Electric, on average, have an electricity rate 16.78 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How much is the average bill for Madison Gas & Electric customers each month?

Madison Gas & Electric currently has an average monthly electric bill of $89.76, compared to the Wisconsin average of $101.56 and the national of $101.56.

What percentage of Madison Gas & Electric’s electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel types?

Madison Gas & Electric produces 85.49% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

What cities does Madison Gas & Electric offer service to?

Madison Gas & Electric provides electricity to 11 cities.

What is the phone number for Madison Gas & Electric?

Madison Gas & Electric's customer service phone number is (608) 252-7222

What percentage of Madison Gas & Electric’s electricity is produced using renewable fuels?

Electric plants owned by or associated with Madison Gas & Electric produce 14.51% of their electricity from renewable fuel types.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25