Missouri Regulators Adopt New Energy Efficiency Investments Rules
The Missouri Public Service Commission adopted new rules on February 10. The rules are designed to encourage the state's four investor-owned electric utilities implement more energy efficiency programs and help consumers control their energy use. The new rules promote the objectives of the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (SB 376) which became law in 2009. Regulators said in a statement that these rules provide incentives for electric companies to be innovative in their approach to developing new and more energy efficient programs for their customers. Under the rules, program costs for energy efficiency can be recovered by the electric companies between general rate cases. See the Missouri Public Service Commission press release and the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act.