MGE and We Energies to acquire 150 MW solar farm
Post date: 05/08/2019 - 13:22
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) and We Energies, part of WEC Energy Group, have announced a new partnership to acquire the remaining 150 MW of the »Badger Hollow Solar Farm«. MGE and We Energies filed a joint application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. MGE will own 50 MW, and We Energies will own 100 MW. If regulators approve this acquisition, this phase of the »Badger Hollow Solar Farm« would begin generating electricity in 2021.
In May, MGE and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, received regulatory approval to own a combined total of 150 MW at Badger Hollow. MGE will own 50 MW, and WPS will own 100 MW of this first phase of the project. Commercial operation of this phase is expected by the end of 2020. Badger Hollow will be located in southwestern Wisconsin, in Iowa County, near the villages of Montfort and Cobb, about 12 miles west of Dodgeville. The 300-MW project is being developed by Chicago-based Invenergy.
MGE, part of MGE Energy Inc., generates and distributes electricity to 153,000 customers in Dane County, Wisconsin, and purchases and distributes natural gas to 161,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers and 1.1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. We Energies is the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Wisconsin Gas LLC, utility subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group Inc.