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Local Ordinances

MPUA helps members respond to state and local issues with sample ordinances and policies. Whether you are trying to ensure safe pole attachment procedures or looking to create a comprehensive net metering policy, MPUA has the materials and support to help.


Call or email Ewell Lawson ( with any questions on implementation at your local utility or with needs for additional sample ordinances or policies.



Net Metering

Hot/Cold Weather Rules

  • Although municipal utilities are not required by the State of Missouri to follow the hot and cold weather rules related to disconnecting electric or gas service for non-payment, it is in the best interest of a utility to adopt ordinances that address the issue. 
  • Sample Ordinance - Hot Weather Rule

Landlord Liability

  • Establishes landlord liability for unpaid utility bills of tenants
  • Sample Ordinance

Pole Attachment

  • A Model Agreement with FCC calculator and workbook are available at cost to members 
  • Pole Attachment Flier

Renewable Energy Adder

  • Creates a renewable energy adder for large commercial or industrial electric customers participating in the MoPEP renewable energy retail product
  • Sample Ordinance
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