Energy Incentive Programs, Missouri

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Updated July 2015

Missouri utilities budgeted over $65 million in 2014 across their various programs to promote energy efficiency in the state. 

What public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs are available in my state?

Missouri has no public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs.

What utility energy efficiency programs are available to me?

Ameren Missouri offers a variety of electric and natural gas efficiency incentives through its ActOnEnergy BizSavers program:

  • The retrofit component of the program offers standard incentives for a number of measures including efficient lighting, VFDs, heat pumps, kitchen and I.T. equipment and data center efficiency improvements. 

  • In regards to natural gas, incentives are available for completing energy efficiency projects identified in an audit as well as rebates for water heaters, insulation, food service equipment, programmable thermostats, and steam trap repairs or replacements. Pre-rinse spray valves are also available free of charge.  

  • Custom incentives are available for projects not covered under other programs with pre-approval. Custom lighting projects can receive an incentive of $0.06/kWh for first-year savings and non-lighting projects are eligible for $0.07/kWh.

  • Retro-commissioning incentives are provided for projects that optimize building performance.

  • New construction incentives and technical project assistance are available to building owners and design firms for new construction projects. These incentives are for new buildings, additions, or any project where the core mechanical systems of a building are replaced.

Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) offers prescriptive incentives that differ depending on whether customers are in the KCPL-MO or GMO service area, but cover a wide array of energy efficiency measures. Rebates are capped at 50% of the total cost and custom incentives – of $0.10/kWh for first-year savings (capped at $250,000) – are available in both service areas. 

Several small municipals and cooperatives also run their own efficiency programs, which are profiled by the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE). 

What load management/demand response options are available to me?

Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL)’s Demand Response Incentive program provides a discount on summer energy bills in exchange for reducing electrical usage at certain times during the summer. Contact the Business Center at (816) 221-2323 or businessctr@kcpl.com for more information and to confirm that the program is accepting new applicants in your service area.

What distributed energy resource options are available to me?

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) provides information on programs that offer incentives for renewable distributed generation. The following renewable energy programs may be of interest to federal customers in Missouri:

  • Columbia Water & Light offers a $500/kW rebate for PV installations, capped at 10kW.

  • Empire State District also provides an incentive for PV systems. The payment amount depends on when the system comes on-line.

Are there energy efficiency programs sponsored by the state government?

Missouri does not have any energy efficiency programs sponsored by the state government.

What other additional opportunities are available to me?

Federal customers whose utilities have area-wide supply contracts through GSA (e.g., Ameren and KCP&L), may be able to take advantage of 3rd-party financed energy efficiency projects called utility energy services contracts (UESCs). Information is available in GSA’s Energy Division Library. Federal facilities should contact their account executive to determine the level of each utility's participation.