Municipal Electric & Gas Alliance

Control Your Energy Costs

Participation in the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance, Inc. (MEGA) aligns you with hundreds of other municipalities, school districts, and businesses that benefit from MEGA’s electric and natural gas purchasing strategy. MEGA is a non-profit, community-based, energy cost savings program that complies with all public bidding requirements for your energy purchases.

 

Get Competitive Energy Prices

MEGA’s short-term objective is to achieve the most competitive prices for electricity and natural gas for its members in order to minimize the cost of energy. Over the long term, MEGA also supports energy cost savings through promotion of energy conservation and development of alternative energy resources.

 

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MEGA Participants by County

Roll over each county in green to see a list of MEGA participants. White counties do not have participants.

Put the Power of MEGA to Work for You!

  • No cost to participate – pay only for the power you use
  • Complete compliance with all NYS bidding requirements
  • Access to professional energy consultants at no cost
  • Options for variable or fixed pricing
  • Access to power from renewable sources
  • Easy sign up process
  • Save staff time and money in local budgets
  • NYSAC-endorsed for energy procurement

“I have been part of the MEGA program since its inception in the mid-90s when New York State deregulated electricity. In my capacity as director of Tompkins County’s economic development activities, I appreciate MEGA’s commitment to controlling energy costs and providing a simple way to save local taxpayers money. It is a banner organization that epitomizes what can be accomplished by working together.”

Michael Stamm Michael Stamm

Chairman, MEGA Board of Directors

MEGA Updates

Webinar Offered by NYSAC and Solar City on NY-Sun Initiative

The NY-Sun Initiative 2015 The NY-Sun Initiative provides incentives for increased solar electric installations across the state. In its first two years, a total of 316 megawatts of solar PV was installed or under contract, prompting Governor Cuomo to commit an additional $1 billion to NY-Sun. New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced  … Read more  »

Powering a New Generation of Community Energy: The NY Prize Community Microgrid Competition and Critical Facility Resiliency Study

New York State has announced NY Prize, a first-in-the nation $40 million competition to create community microgrid systems that reduce costs, promote clean energy, and build reliability and resiliency into the electric grid.  NY Prize is a key part of a statewide endeavor to modernize New York State's electric grid, spurring innovation and community partnerships with utili … Read more  »

Hydro company plans to provide SLC with cheap electricity

Mar 06, 2015 — St. Lawrence County in upstate New York wants to lower its energy costs. To accomplish this, the County is working with a hydropower company called Gravity Renewables. Gravity invests in small hydro plants and matches them with customers, like schools and towns. Sarah Harris from North Country Public Radio spoke with officials at Gravity Renewables about wha … Read more  »

PSC Makes Revisions to Net Metering of Solar Power

For Immediate Release: 02/26/15 Audrey Zibelman, Chair Contact: James Denn | James.Denn@dps.ny.gov | (518) 474-7080 http://www.dps.ny.gov http://twitter.com/NYSDPS 15021/14-E-0151;14-E-0422 PSC Makes Revisions to Net Metering of Solar Power — Solar Projects Now Underway Eligible to Again Receive Net Metering Credits — ALBANY— The New York State Public Service Commission (C … Read more  »

Tompkins County Leases Airport Property to City of Ithaca for Solar Array

The Tompkins County Legislature, without dissent, authorized the lease of approximately 10 acres of airport land to the City of Ithaca for the purpose of building and operating a solar array—a key element of a renewable energy partnership between the County and the City that will generate solar power to meet a substantial portion of City government electricity needs. (Legi … Read more  »

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MEGA energy seminar at the NYSAC Annual Conference

September 22, 2014, 12:00pm

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