FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 06, 2018
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Ameren Missouri MEEIA Cycle 3 Plan
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached by several parties which authorizes Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri to continue promoting demand-side programs, including energy efficiency and demand response programs under Cycle 3 of the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA).
MEEIA was passed by the Missouri legislature and signed into law in August of 2009. The purpose of MEEIA is to encourage investor-owned electric utilities to develop and implement demand-side management programs, which are commonly called energy efficiency programs or demand response programs.
Ameren Missouri’s MEEIA Cycle 3 will consist of a number of energy efficiency and demand response programs for residential and business customers. Residential customer programs include: Appliance Recycling, Efficient Products, Energy Efficiency Kits, Home Energy Reports, HVAC, Lighting, Multifamily Market Rate, Demand Response and Residential Education.
Programs will also be available for low-income families (single family and multifamily). Ameren Missouri will post on its website, information on the types of projects and the types of customer measures that could qualify under the Multifamily Low-Income Program.
Under MEEIA Cycle 3 approved by the Commission, low-income programs will be implemented over a nearly six-year period from March 1, 2019, to December 31, 2024, while all other programs offered under MEEIA Cycle 3 will operate over an approximate three year period from March 1, 2019, to December 31, 2021.
“The Commission has reviewed the stipulation and agreement including the Revised Ameren Missouri’s 2019-21 Energy Efficiency Plan and its appendices, finds them reasonable, and will approve them,” said the Commission.
Ameren Missouri provides service to approximately 1.26 million electric customers in Missouri.