The proposed group of programs, under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA), focuses on:
If approved by the PSC, the programs will run from 2025 to 2027.
"Through this proposed three-year investment, all of our customers have a wide variety of opportunities to save money on their energy costs," said Mark Birk, chairman and president of Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation.
Ameren Missouri's plan includes $123 million in annual investments in energy efficiency and demand response over the next three years. As a result, the proposal intends to save 820,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, which is equal to the annual energy consumption of 67,000 average-sized Missouri homes. It also supports Ameren's commitment to clean by being an integral part of reducing Ameren Missouri's emissions and the transformational changes toward net-zero carbon emissions.
Ameren Missouri's proposal includes income-eligible initiatives such as a multifamily program, a single-family program and a business social services program:
Ameren Missouri plans to partner with Spire Energy on these income-eligible initiatives to provide additional benefits and savings for qualifying customers.
The company's proposal also includes a residential demand response program, which would incentivize participants with smart thermostats to reduce energy usage during times of peak consumption on the Ameren Missouri system. The goal is to enroll more than 80,000 customers in the program by the end of 2027.