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: 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  »

Former Tioga Economic Development and Planning Director Appointed To MEGA Staff

At its recent Buffalo meeting the MEGA Board of Directors appointed Doug Barton to the position of Business Relations Manager. Barton retired as Director of the Department of Economic Development & Planning for Tioga County, a position he held since 2003. Barton has served on a number of local boards, as President of the Tioga County Local Development Corporation and C … Read more  »

Solar City to Build Buffalo Plant

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new, one million-square-foot site for the future SolarCity GigaFactory facility, which will manufacture solar panels at the RiverBend site in South Buffalo. SolarCity, the nation's largest solar power provider, will spend $5 billion over the next decade in connection with the creation and operation of the facility in New York, and New Y … Read more  »

Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca Announce Renewable Energy Partnership

In response to the announcement today by Governor Cuomo of $94 million awarded for 142 large-scale solar energy projects across the state, Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca announce a renewable energy partnership that will generate solar power to meet a substantial portion of City government electricity needs, through a 2.4 million-watt solar array to be constructed o … 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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