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Missouri Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-MO)

In Missouri, a bulk transmission developer may need a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Missouri Public Service Commission prior to constructing an electric plant. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 393.170.1.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.


Permitting at a Glance

Missouri Federal

Transmission Siting: Missouri does not have a state comprehensive siting process for transmission project development
Transmission Siting Agency: Missouri Public Service Commission.
Transmission Siting Threshold: Missouri does not have a comprehensive siting process.
Transmission Siting Act: Missouri does not have state specific siting act.
Preemptive Authority: The Missouri Public Service Commission has preemptive authority over bulk transmission lines.
Regulated Entity Definition: An “electric corporation” includes an owner or operator of an electric plant, unless the electric plant exists only for its own use and not for the sale of electricity to others for the purpose of furnishing or transmitting electricity for light, heat, or power. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 393.140.1, Mo. Rev. Stat. § 386.020.
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: Electric corporations may need a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Missouri Public Service Commission to construct an electric plant. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 393.170.1.
Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily defined timeframe for approval.