Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives are open to alternative sources of generation. This is apparent with our leadership to bring the first wind farms to Missouri.
In 2015, wind provided 12 percent of our Member-Owners’ kilowatt hours. The 750 megawatts of wind power on our system is projected to produce the amount of energy used by about 181,000 Member-Owner households in a year. In addition, about 8 percent of our power needs in 2015 were met by hydropower. This is a clean and inexpensive generation source.
Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives’ “Take Control & Save” energy efficiency program is designed to help you use energy more efficiently, creating significant cost savings for you. The energy savings from the “Take Control & Save” program could power about 96,000 homes for a year.