Public Service Commission wants PAYS® in Missouri

The Missouri Public Service Commission ordered (File No. EO 2019-0132) on December 11, 2019 that its approval of Evergy Missouri Metro’s and Evergy Missouri West’s (formerly Kansas City Power & Light) Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act programs was contingent on the Companies implementing a one-year Pay As You Save® pilot program with a budget of not less than $10 million or more than $15 million (p. 26).

If the Missouri utilities implement the PAYS pilot, it will be the first new investor-owned-utility PAYS program since Hawaii’s 2004 Solar Saver Program. The Missouri pilot would bring the total amount invested by all utilities using the PAYS system in the country over the past two decades to $50-55 million—an increase of at least 25 percent.