MGE Presents Plans for a Solar and Battery Storage Project in Dane County

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), auxiliaries of WEC Energy Group, is looking for an endorsement from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to buy the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center. Whenever endorsed, MGE will claim 30 megawatts (MW) of solar energy and 16.5 MW of battery storage from the office situated in the Towns of Christiana and Deerfield in Dane County.

"We are changing our framework for the future in various manners, one of which is developing our utilization of savvy, renewable generation to decarbonize our energy supply. The Koshkonong Solar Energy Center and other as of late reported renewable projects will assist us with overseeing term expenses to clients" clarified Jeff Keebler, MGE Chairman, President, and CEO. "There is no fuel cost with solar and wind energy, and battery storage will assist us with overseeing costs and keep up our highest level electric unwavering quality as we progress to more noteworthy utilization of renewables."

MGE reported recently plans to buy the accompanying:

• Paris Solar-Battery Park. MGE's proprietorship offer would be 20 MW of solar energy and 11 MW of battery storage.

• Darien Solar Energy Center. MGE's proprietorship offer would be 25 MW of solar energy and 7.5 MW of battery storage.

• Red Barn Wind Farm. MGE's proprietorship offer would be 9.1 MW.

• Together, these projects are relied upon to help power over 26,000 MGE families before the finish of 2023.

Continuous clean energy progress

MGE is on target to accomplish carbon reductions of at any rate 65% by 2030. The expansion of these four as of late declared clean energy projects will assist MGE with meeting future energy and limit needs cost-viably as the organization proceeds with its continuous progress away from coal-fired electricity with the arranged retirement of the Columbia Energy Center in Portage before the finish of 2024. These projects, whenever endorsed, are important for more than 350 MW of new renewable generation limit declared since MGE presented its Energy 2030 structure for a more sustainable future in November 2015.

Koshkonong Solar Energy Center

Whenever affirmed, the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center will be created and developed by Invenergy LLC. The roughly 4,600-section of the land undertaking will incorporate a 300-MW solar exhibit and a 165-MW battery storage framework close to Cambridge in Dane County. It is relied upon to highlight up to 730,000 solar boards. We Energies and WPS will claim the leftover 270 MW of the yield and 148.5 MW of battery storage from the task.

Development is relied upon to start in 2022 and the task is required to start serving clients before the finish of 2024. A lot of the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center self-control around 9,000 families.

MGE's net‐zero carbon electricity objective

In May 2019, MGE declared its objective of net-zero carbon electricity by 2050, making it one of the primary utilities in the country to resolve to net-zero carbon by mid-century. MGE's net-zero objective is steady with the most recent environment science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) October 2018 Special Report on restricting an Earth-wide temperature boost to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

To accomplish profound decarbonization, MGE is developing its utilization of renewable energy, drawing in clients around energy effectiveness, and attempting to zap transportation, which are all key systems distinguished by the IPCC.

About MGE

MGE creates and appropriates electricity to 157,000 clients in Dane County, Wis., and buys and circulates gaseous petrol to 166,000 clients in seven south-focal and western Wisconsin districts. MGE's parent organization is MGE Energy, Inc. The organization's underlying foundations in the Madison region date back over 150 years.



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