Missouri's largest utility, Ameren Missouri, is seeking an early halt to a solar rebate program that rewards consumers for using alternative energy sources.
Kansas City Power & Light made a similar request in July.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Ameren Missouri is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission for permission to curtail payment of millions of dollars in solar rebates before the year's end.
The company says it has received more than $35 million in solar rebate requests, creating a financial strain.
Renewable energy was the topic of a conference on the MU campus today. About 180 people from around the Midwest gathered to hear from experts on the future of wind, biomass and solar energy in the region.