Note: On February 1, 2017, the Missouri Secretary of State published proposed changes to the PSC’s demand-side program rules under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act. Comments on the rule are due by April 27, 2017.
In 2009, Missouri enacted the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act, creating a framework for energy savings and peak reduction for investor-owned electric utilities through voluntary investment in demand-side management.
Electric Sales and Peak Demand Reduction Goals
The goals outlined below were created by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2010, with benchmarks beginning in 2012. These goals may change in proposed amendments to the rules that are pending as of April 20, 2017 (See http://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=8793. Pgs. 160-174). The proposed goals would be based on actual years in which MEEIA portfolios are in effect.
|Year||Annual Sales Reductions||Annual Peak Reductions||Cumulative Sales Reductions||Cumulative Peak Reductions|
The goal of the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act is to achieve all cost-effective demand-side savings. However, the rules governing demand-side management programs in Missouri explicitly state that "no penalty or adverse consequence will accrue" to a utility not implementing programs that meet these goals, and that these targets should not be considered anything other than a voluntary guideline.
Program Administrator Type
The investor-owned electric utilities affected by this goal administer the programs intended to meet the intent of the goal.
Cost-Effectiveness and Program Evaluation
To evaluate the effectiveness of the affected utilities, Missouri uses the Total Resource Cost Test (TRC) as a preferred cost-effectiveness test, one of the five classic "California tests" from the California Standard Practice Manual. The only exceptions to the cost-effectiveness requirement are for programs for educational purposes or for low-income customers, as well as programs for which costs above the level of cost-effectiveness are covered by participants or government credits or incentives.
Utility Cost Recovery Provisions
Utilities are permitted to recover the throughput disincentive associated with estimated lost marginal revenues and the direct costs of running demand-side programs, and the the PSC also permits both Ameren Missouri and the two Kansas City Power & Light utilities (KCP&L & KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations) to receive earnings opportunities The earnings opportunities consist of a portion of the utilities' net shared benefits (the costs avoided by the programs managed by each utility) based on verified annual energy and demand savings. See stipulation and orders for more information (links below).
Customers can opt out of charges for demand-side programs if they 1) have one or more accounts within the service territory with demand of at least 5 MW, 2) own and operate an interstate pipeline pumping station, or 3) have an aggregate demand across the service territory of 2.5 MW, and a "comprehensive" demand-side or energy efficiency program and can demonstrate savings at least equal to those expected from utility-provided programs.
|Incentive Type:||Energy Efficiency Resource Standard|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Electric Sales Reduction:||
Increasing annual benchmarks beginning in 2012
Cumulative savings of 9.9% by 2020, increasing by 1.9% each year thereafter
|Electric Peak Demand Reduction:||
Annual benchmarks beginning in 2012 which increase by 1.0% per year
Cumulative reduction of 9% by 2020, increasing by 1% each year thereafter
|Name:||R.S. Mo. § 393.1075|
|Name:||4 CSR 240-20.094|
|Name:||MO PSC Order Approving Ameren Missouri Incentive Mechanism|
|Name:||MO PSC Order Approving KCP&L Utilities' Incentive Mechanism|
|Organization:||Missouri Public Service Commission|
P.O. Box 360
Jefferson City MO 65102
This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.
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