Madison citizens group warms to utility with new wind farm proposal, new CEO

Madison citizens group warms to utility with new wind farm proposal, new CEO

“Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) said last week that it plans to build a 66 MW wind farm in Howard County, Iowa, 200 miles west of Madison. The utility says the move will help it meet its goal of 30 percent renewable energy by 2030, and that wind is a cost-competitive option to meet generation needs.”

“‘There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle, but this will obviously improve MGE’s grade on the next report card,’ which the advocacy group puts out each year, Brey said. In 2016, RePower gave MGE a C for renewable energy and a D for customer satisfaction.

The night before MGE’s announcement, RePower Madison held a community forum where they called on the new incoming MGE CEO, Jeffrey Keebler, to be a national leader on renewable energy. Keebler has been with the company since 1995.”

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