CG Schmidt: Now powered by local solar from MGE

MADISON – CG Schmidt is taking another step toward greater sustainability, partnering with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to purchase solar energy from a 5-megawatt (MW) solar array at Middleton Municipal Airport. CG Schmidt’s 129 shares of local solar will help power its Madison operations with clean energy and will offset about 65,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. 

“At CG Schmidt, we are excited to support a sustainable future for Madison and the surrounding communities,” said Dan Chevonac, Vice President of CG Schmidt. “Partnering with MGE means we can take a step towards that by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment for generations to come.”

The Morey Field Solar project is the second array in MGE’s popular Shared Solar program. The expansion of the program gives residential and business customers throughout MGE’s electric service territory the option of powering their home or business with locally generated solar energy. MGE’s first Shared Solar project is a 500-kilowatt array on the roof of Middleton’s Municipal Operations Center. It began serving customers in January 2017.  

Morey Field Solar began delivering energy to our community grid in August 2020. Shared Solar participants like CG Schmidt are helping MGE to reach its goal of net-zero carbon electricity by 2050.

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CG Schmidt, a family-owned company since 1920, is a leader in quality construction management, general construction, and design-build services with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. The company serves the markets of education, community, housing and mixed use, healthcare, senior living, corporate and industrial facilities. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

About MGE and Net-Zero Carbon Electricity by 2050 – MGE generates and distributes electricity to 157,000 customers in Dane County, Wisconsin, and purchases and distributes natural gas to 166,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE is targeting net-zero carbon electricity by the year 2050. By working together to grow clean energy, advance energy efficiency and electrify transportation, we can create a more sustainable future for our community.