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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,  

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