Missouri’s cost of electricity is one of the lowest in the United States with a blended industrial rate of less than $.06/kwh. The regulated industry environment helps keep Missouri companies competitive.
Missouri is home to many leading Energy companies, including:
Kansas City Power Light
Association of Electric Cooperatives
Show Me Energy Cooperative
Northeast Missouri Grain Processors
American Energy Producers
A directory of all Missouri utilities can be found at: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/utilities/utilitydir.pdf
Considerable start-up and commercialization assistance is provided by Missouri’s incubators located throughout the state:
University of Missouri Incubator Columbia, MO
Truman State University Innovation Center Kirksville, MO
Missouri State University Innovation Center Springfield, MO
Southeast Missouri State University Innovation Center Cape Girardeau, MO
Center For Emerging Technologies St. Louis, MO
RESEARCH – ADVANCING THE INDUSTRY
Leading-edge Energy research is being conducted at such renowned centers as:
University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
Washington University St. Louis, MO
Midwest Research Institute Kansas City, MO
The collaboration of these research institutes is very instrumental in the Missouri initiative to remain globally competitive with its energy costs. Missouri’s energy portfolio includes energy created from coal, wind, hydro, natural gas and bio mass. Fuels for the automotive and small engine industry are provided by many miles of pipeline that transport petroleum products. Missouri is also a leading state in the production of corn-based ethanol and soy-based biodiesel.
This collaborative effort includes research into fossil fuels and renewable fuels.
ASSOCIATIONS – SUPPORTING THE INDUSTRY