Missouri has 459 MW of wind installed. No new wind projects are planned and the installed capacity has been the same for several years. Missouri has a strong, but underutilized, wind resource in the northwestern part of the state.
Missouri gets most of its energy by importing coal. Eighty-two percent of Missouri's electricity comes from coal, nearly all of it shipped from Wyoming. However, Missouri has the potential to increase its energy independence, and could even create its own renewable energy export industry. The 2015 Wind Vision Report suggests that Missouri could vastly increase its installed wind capacity in the coming decades, and could produce as much wind energy as Minnesota and the Dakotas.
There are new solar initiatives going forward in MO and may lead the way to more in-state renewable energy development.