Wind, solar and other renewable energy
The full definition of a renewable energy resource may be found in section 4928.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. In general, a renewable energy resource is wind energy, solar photovoltaic or solar thermal energy, power produced by a hydroelectric facility, geothermal energy, or fuel derived from solid wastes.
If you are interested in installing a renewable energy resource for your own residential or business/institutional use, you will likely qualify for a net-metering customer billing option. For additional information, please refer to the PUCO’s renewable energy webpage.
Large wind facility siting
New wind facilities with a generating capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) or more must obtain a certificate from the Ohio Power Siting Board.
OPSB-approved wind facilities
Wind Farm Map & Statistics
13-1177-EL-BGN: Scioto Ridge Wind Farm, Hardin and Logan Counties
13-0990-EL-BGN: Greenwich Windpark, Huron County
13-0197-EL-BGN: Northwest Ohio Wind Farm, Paulding County
12-0160-EL-BGN: Buckeye II Wind Farm, Champaign County
10-0654-EL-BGN: Hog Creek Wind Farm II, Hog Creek Wind Farm, LLC, Hardin County
10-2865-EL-BGN: Black Fork Wind Farm Project, Crawford & Richland Counties
10-0369-EL-BGN: Timber Road II and III Wind Farm, Paulding County
09-0980-EL-BGN: Timber Road I Wind Farm, Paulding County
09-0277-EL-BGN: Hog Creek Wind Farm I, Hardin County
09-1066-EL-BGN: Blue Creek Wind Farm, Paulding and Van Wert Counties
08-0666-EL-BGN: Buckeye Wind Project, Champaign County
09-0479-EL-BGN: Hardin Wind Farm, Hardin County
Large solar facility siting
New solar facilities with a generating capacity of 50 MW or more must obtain a certificate from the Ohio Power Siting Board.
OPSB-pending solar facilities
17-0774-EL-BGN: Vinton Solar Energy Facility, Vinton County
17-0773-EL-BGN: Hardin Solar Energy Facility, Hardin County
17-1152-EL-BGN: Hillcrest Solar Farm, Brown County
Ohio renewable energy resource generating facility certification
A portion of the electricity sold by each utility or electric services company within Ohio must be generated from renewable energy sources. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio certifies entities that are interested in becoming an Ohio renewable energy resource generating facility.