Madison Gas & Electric

About Madison Gas & Electric

Madison Gas & Electric is an investor owned organization headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and supplying power to customers in 11 cities in Dane County, Wisconsin such as the cities of Madison, Fitchburg, Middleton, Waunakee, and Verona. The provider has a total of 159,956 customers. There are 21,043 commercial customers, 37 industrial customer accounts and 138,876 residential accounts. Madison Gas & Electric's patrons pay an average residential electricity rate of 16.82 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.87% higher than the average state rate of 14.65 cents. They had sales of 3,103,765 megawatt hours in 2020 through retail sales. The electricity sourced by the provider came from a mixture of electricity production from electricity plants owned by Madison Gas & Electric and supplementary megawatt hours that they procured on the wholesale electricity market. They generated 2,466,630 megawatt hours and purchased 1,196,939 megawatt hours on the wholesale market. In 2020, the provider earned a total of $393,361,000 from retail electricity sales and a total of $10,015,000 from sales via wholesale electricity channels. Their revenue from all electricity activities was $404,455,000.

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $100.64, while the Madison Gas & Electric average is 9.60% below at $89.32 per month. This is the 88th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the state. Generation by the supplier from natural gas totals 467,520.56 megawatt hours, which is around 17.01% of their total production. Electricity generation facilities associated with the supplier use non-renewable fuel sources to generate 85.68% of their total electricity production, or 2,354,990.05 megawatt hours. They rank 189th in the US out of 3510 providers. Madison Gas & Electric generates 2,748,707.18 megawatt hours from their generation facilities, ranking them as the 204th highest producer of electricity out of 3510 providers in the US.

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 2.61% of the total electricity generation amount. The state of Wisconsin has an energy loss average of 2.31% and the national average is 2.76%, giving Madison Gas & Electric a rank of 27th best out of 116 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.
2762nd16.82¢Madison Gas & Electric's Average residential price per kWh
759th$89.32Average 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
  • CEO:Jeffrey Keebler

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Quick Facts About Madison Gas & Electric

Madison Gas & Electric ranks 127th out of 3510 electricity providers in the US in megawatt hours generated from coal usage.

Madison Gas & Electric generates 341,038 megawatt hours of electricity (or 12.41% of their total electricity production) from wind turbines.

Madison Gas & Electric ranks 86th in the country out of 3510 providers for total megawatt hours generated from solar power sources.

Madison Gas & Electric is 347th out of the 3510 suppliers in the US for the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from renewable fuel types.

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Energy Loss

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


Total Energy Loss


297 National Rank

Madison Gas & Electric Energy Makeup

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Madison Gas & Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Madison Gas & Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Dane County546,695912.00$88.81/mo

Power Plants Owned by Madison Gas & Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Oak Creek WI Coal 8,381,885.017,280,939,380.53868.65
Columbia County WI Coal 6,233,386.996,248,956,036.331,002.5Yes
West Campus Cogeneration FacilityMadison Gas & Electric (92.69%)University of Wisconsin (7.31%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 380,536174,856,129.26459.5Yes
Lime Springs IA Wind 274,648
Manitowoc County WI Solar 146,034
Marinette WI Natural Gas 92,13861,771,496.92670.42
Top of Iowa Windfarm IIIMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Worth County IA Wind 48,847
Madison WI Natural Gas 27,08123,872,383.78881.52
Kewaunee County WI Wind 17,543
Middleton Airport SolarMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Middleton WI Solar 3,766

Madison Gas & Electric Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil

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 cities does Madison Gas & Electric supply electricity in?

Madison Gas & Electric provides electricity in 11 cities.

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

The average bundled rate of electricity for customers of Madison Gas & Electric is 16.82 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What company is Madison Gas & Electric owned by?

MGE Energy is the owner of Madison Gas & Electric.

What is the phone number for Madison Gas & Electric?

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

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

Madison Gas & Electric currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $89.32, compared to the Wisconsin average of $100.64 and the nationwide of $100.64 for bundled service.

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

Madison Gas & Electric generates 85.68% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

Who is the CEO of Madison Gas & Electric?

The current CEO of Madison Gas & Electric is Jeffrey Keebler.

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

Madison Gas & Electric owns or is associated with 15 power plants.

What percentage of Madison Gas & Electric’s electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources?

Madison Gas & Electric produces 14.32% of their electricity from renewable fuel types.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-03