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

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  »

County Expands Search for Solar Farm Site

COOPERSTOWN — After initially focusing on land in the town of Laurens for a proposed $6-million solar farm, Otsego County officials are now reviewing other sites for a project that advocates say will save taxpayer dollars. County Planner Karen Sullivan said three or four sites have been examined. Ideally, she said, the site would have a south-facing slope to maximize the a … Read more  »

Integrys Energy Services and Constellation Merger

Integrys Energy Services and Constellation have announced the completion of their acquisition and merger. Constellation announced several months ago its plans to acquire Integrys. As your representatives for energy procurement services, MEGA has been paying close attention to this process, to make sure that no adverse effects impact you or our other participating customers … Read more  »

Webinar: Your Pathway to Controlling Energy Costs

This 15-minute webinar offers a complete overview of MEGA's programs to reduce energy expenses. This webinar is hosted by the New York State Association of Counties, and features Barbara Blanchard of the Municipal Electric & Gas Alliance and Gordon Boyd of EnergyNext, Inc. The session covers the benefits of participation, the types of services offered, the no-cost appl … Read more  »

Otsego County Eyes Laurens Site for Big Solar Farm

“We’re going to be saving $100,000 a year in taxpayers’ money. It’s a win-win situation.” — Douglas Czerkies, Otsego County building services director By Joe MaHoney Staff Writer COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County’s government could soon be acquiring almost all of its power from a sprawling $6 million solar farm that would be sited at a former gravel pit off County Route 11 in La … Read more  »

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MEGA energy seminar at the NYSAC Annual Conference

September 22, 2014, 12:00pm

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NYS Assoc New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) annual meeting, exhibit and energy seminar

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