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
Empire Power
Laclede Gas
Association of Electric Cooperatives
Show Me Energy Cooperative
Dynamotive, USA
Mid-Missouri Energy
Northeast Missouri Grain Processors
Golden Triangle
Prairie Pride
American Energy Producers
Peabody Energy

A directory of all Missouri utilities can be found at:


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


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.

Researchers at Missouri’s universities are working in conjunction with many Energy companies:

Peabody Energy

Dynamotive USA

Show Me Energy

This collaborative effort includes research into fossil fuels and renewable fuels.


The Missouri Energy Development Association

Missouri Energy Leadership Council

Missouri Forest Products Association

National Biodiesel Board


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