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Wisconsin’s first large-scale solar project comes online

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Wisconsin’s first large-scale solar project, the 150-megawatt (MW) Two Creeks Solar owned by Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), has been completed and powering Madison-area households and businesses.

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) owns 50 MW while Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) owns the rest 100 MW.

“We are excited that Two Creeks Solar is now generating cost-effective, carbon-free energy for all our customers. Growing our use of renewable resources is a key strategy for achieving our goal of net-zero carbon electricity by the year 2050. The completion of Two Creeks Solar is an important step in our ongoing transition toward deep decarbonization.”

Jeff Keebler, MGE chairman, president and CEO.

Two Creeks Solar features 500,000 solar panels across 800 acres in Manitowoc County. It can power more than 33,000 homes.

NextEra Energy Resources developed and built Two Creeks Solar in partnership with MGE and WPS. Construction began in August 2019.

Two Creeks is located in the city of Two Creeks and the town of Two Rivers.

Consistent with the latest climate science, MGE is targeting net-zero carbon electricity by 2050. The company continues to work toward carbon reductions of at least 40% by 2030, as announced in 2015 and consistent with the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.

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