Energy Efficiency Goals

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Missouri

Name Energy Efficiency Goals
Incentive Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Applicable Sector Investor-Owned Utility, Utility
Eligible Technologies Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Electric Peak Demand Reduction Annual benchmarks beginning in 2012

Cumulative reduction of 9% by 2020, increasing by 1% each year thereafter

Electric Sales Reduction Annual benchmarks beginning in 2012

Cumulative savings of 9.9% by 2020, increasing by 1.9% each year thereafter

Last DSIRE Review 2013-07-11
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In 2009, Missouri enacted the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act, creating energy efficiency sales and peak reduction goals to be met through investment in demand side management. The goals outlined below were created by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2010, with benchmarks beginning in 2012.

Year Annual Sales Reductions Annual Peak Reductions Cumulative Sales Reductions Cumulative Peak Reductions
2012 0.3% 1.0% 0.3% 1.0%
2013 0.5% 1.0% 0.8% 2.0%
2014 0.7% 1.0% 1.5% 3.0%
2015 0.9% 1.0% 2.4% 4.0%
2016 1.1% 1.0% 3.5% 5.0%
2017 1.3% 1.0% 4.8% 6.0%
2018 1.5% 1.0% 6.3% 7.0%
2019 1.7% 1.0% 8.0% 8.0%
2020 1.9% 1.0% 9.9% 9.0%
2021+ 1.9% 1.0% -- --

The goal of the program is to achieve all cost-effective demand-side savings. Individual utilities must file an application with the PSC for approval of their demand-side management programs; recovery for any such programs will not be permitted unless the programs were approved by the PSC and result in energy or demand savings. The Total Resource Cost Test will be considered the preferred cost-effectiveness test. The only exceptions to the cost-effectiveness requirement is programs for educational purposes or for low-income customers.

The PSC may development cost recovery mechanisms to encourage investment in demand-side programs, including capitalization of investments in and expenditures for demand-side programs, rate design modifications, accelerated depreciation on demand-side investments, and allowing utility retention of a portion of the net benefits of demand-side programs for its shareholders. As required by statute, Docket EW-2011-0372 was opened in May 2011 to study rate design modifications associated with demand-side cost recovery before such a program can be implemented.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information
Department Missouri Public Service Commission

Address P.O. Box 360

Place Jefferson City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65102
Phone (573) 751-3234


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: R.S. Mo. § 393.1075

Date Enacted 2009

Authority 2: 4 CSR 240-20.094
Date Effective 2011-05-30
Date Enacted 2010-10-04

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"