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MO. Utilities Consider PAYS Energy Efficiency Plan (Ind Report)
Ameren Missouri,Empire District Electric
Date: 2019-02-08
In the Show Me State, Missouri's three investor-owned utility companies -- KCP&L, Ameren Missouri and Empire District Electric Co. -- are reportedly studying a potential "Pay As You Save" (PAYS) program that would let customers pay for energy efficiency projects through their monthly power bills.

Under PAYS, the utility provides the funds and owns the energy upgrades until they've been paid off typically over 10 or 12 years and are incorporated into the utility bill. When a customer moves, the payments -- along with the energy savings -- accrue to the next renter or owner.

The program requires that the financial savings of energy upgrades exceed the cost enough so that the average monthly utility bill is about 20 pct lower than previously.

The Missouri Public Service Commission has indicated support for PAYS but to date the PAYS program has been primarily used by rural electric cooperatives. An alternative financing model, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), is available to homeowners in Missouri but is not an option for renters. (Source: Missouri Public Service Commission, Energy News, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri Empire District Electric Co.,; Missouri Public Service Commission,; KCP&L, Kim Winslow, Dir. of Energy Solutions,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  KCP&L,  Ameren Missouri,  

KCP&L, Kansas City Partner to Meet Clean Energy Goals (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-05-07
In the Show Me State, Kansas City and its utility Kansas City Power & Light are working in concert to encourage the city and its metropolitan area of approximately 2.3 million residents to reduce energy consumption and and increase its use of renewable power. To that end, the city's clean energy goals include:
  • Powering 100 pct of city operations with renewable energy within three years;
  • Achieving Energy Star certification for 90 pct of municipal buildings of over 25,000 square feet within five years;
  • Developing residential energy efficiency and community solar programs for city employees;
  • Developing an electric-vehicle purchasing plan and procurement collaborative for fleets of public and tax-exempt entities.

    Additionally, previously this year the utility filed a green tariff and a rate case including a community solar proposal that would allow the utility to acquire wind energy for city operations. The community solar proposal would add at least 3 cents per kilowatt hour for residential customers to the cost of electricity from solar. (Source: KCP&L, Kansas City, Energy News, May, 2018) Contact: KCP&L, Kim Winslow, Dir. of Energy Solutions,; Kansas City, Dennis Murphey, Environmental Officer, (816)513-1313,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News KCP&L,  Renewable Energy,  

  • Enel Green Inks $365Mn Financing for 300Mw Mo. Wind Farm (Funding)
    Enel Green Power North America
    Date: 2017-06-02
    Enel Green Power North America, the North American subsidiary of Enel Green Power reports it has inked a a tax equity agreement worth approximately $365 million with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan, for development of the 300 MW Rock Creek wind farm which is under construction in Missouri.

    The project, which is expected to be commissioned and operational by the year end, will generate approximately 1,250 GWh of tpy of CO2. The project has a PPA in place with Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company. (Source: Enel Green Energy, 30 May, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Wind,  

    300 MW Missouri Wind Project Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Enel SPA,Enel Green Power North America
    Date: 2016-10-24
    Enel S.p.A. unit Enel Green Power North America, Inc. confirms it has begun construction of the Rock Creek Wind Project in in Atchison County, Missouri. The 300 MW facility, which is owned is owned by EGPNA unit Rock Creek Wind Project is expected to generate about 1,250 GWh annually, which is sufficient for approximately 100,000 homes, and avoid about 900,000 tpy of CO2, when fully operational. Enel will invest about $500 million in the project.

    The facility’s power and renewable energy credits will be sold under two separate bundled, long-term power purchase agreements with Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO).

    Enel Green Power North America presently operates in 23 US states and two Canadian provinces, with a total installed capacity of over 2.5 GW -- 2,090 MW wind, 316 MW hydro, 72 MW geothermal and 29 MW solar, according to ENEL. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, EL&P, Others, Oct., 19, 2016) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Rafael Gonzalez, CEO, (978) 681-1900,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel SPA,  Wind,  Enel Green Power North America,  

    Westar to Source 50 pct Zero-Emission Energy by 2017 (Ind, Report)
    Westar Energy,Great Plains Energy,Kansas City Power & Light
    Date: 2016-10-07
    Kansas electric utility major Westar Energy reports it is on track to source one-third of its power from wind and 17 pct from the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant near Burlington. The company said it anticipates sourcing 50 pct or more of its power from zero-emission sources by mid-2017.

    As reported on June 3rd, Weastar shareholders have approved the sale of Westar to Great Plains Energy, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light. If regulators approve the sale, the combined company will source 45 pct of its power from zero-emission sources. (Source: Westar Energy,, 30 Sept., 2016) Contact: Kansas City Power and Light,; Great Plains Energy Inc., Terry Bassham, CEO,; Westar Energy Inc., Greg Greenwood, VP Strategy,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Westar Energy,  Great Plains Energy,  Zero-Emission Energy,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  

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