Empire District Electric Co. wants to retire its coal plant early and replace it with cheaper wind, solar and storage.
A Missouri test will look at lead-acid batteries’ potential to reduce or eliminate demand fees for vehicle charging.
Missouri Sun Solar far exceeds the industry average for veteran employment — and its founder isn’t done hiring.
The plans, marketed as community solar, have seen warm reception in Nebraska and in Missouri, where one project is “78% oversubscribed.”
Bills surfaced in both states that would let utilities refinance uneconomic power plants using ratepayer-backed bonds.