MidAmerican Energy’s five-year efficiency plan replaces free in-home energy audits with access to an online tool.
The Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday issued a ruling allowing Missouri’s largest utility to spend $4.4 million to develop charging stations along highways in and around St. Louis.
Some critics worry the change would create conflicts of interest as the agency promotes and regulates projects.
The Pay As You Save program puts energy efficiency projects within reach for renters and lower-income customers.
One customer used programmable outlet timers cut his peak demand to a third of what it was before he got creative.