Missouri Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy:

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Renewable energy portfolio standard: 4 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 240-20.100

Energy efficiency:

Demand-side management: 4 CSR 240-20.094

Regulatory Agency

Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Missouri has established a renewable energy portfolio standard, and demand side management goal, including energy efficiency.

Administration and enforcement. The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) will administer and implement the state's renewable energy portfolio standard and demand-side management programs.

State Requirements


Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

4 CSR 240-20.100

Missouri has renewable energy portfolio statutes requiring each electric utility company to use renewable energy resources to account for a percentage of total retail electricity sales. A portion of the required renewable energy resources must be from solar sources. Electric utility companies must satisfy the renewable energy portfolio as listed in TABLE 1 in this section.

Renewable energy resources include electricity produced from the following:

  • Wind;
  • Solar, including solar thermal sources utilized to generate electricity, photovoltaic cells, or photovoltaic panels;
  • Dedicated crops grown for production;
  • Cellulosic agricultural residues;
  • Methane from landfills or wastewater treatment;
  • Clean and untreated wood, such as ...

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