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Missouri Hydropower Transmission & Interconnection(8-MO)

In Missouri, a 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

Certificate of Public Good/Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate): In Missouri, an electrical corporation must obtain a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) from the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) prior to constructing an electric plant. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 393.170.1.
Certificate Regulatory Agency: Missouri Public Service Commission
Certificate Threshold: An electrical corporation constructing an electric plant. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 393.170.1.
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. An “electric plant” is defined as “. . . all real estate, fixtures and personal property operated, controlled, owned, used or to be used for or in connection with or to facilitate the generation, transmission, distribution, sale or furnishing of electricity for light, heat or power; and any conduits, ducts or other devices, materials, apparatus or property for containing, holding or carrying conductors used or to be used for the transmission of electricity for light, heat or power.” Mo. Rev. Stat. § 386.020(14).
Transmission Interconnection Request Process (Interconnection Request): Missouri does not currently have a state specific interconnection request process.

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