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Wind and other renewable energy

Wind 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 farms with a capacity of 5 or more megawatts must obtain a siting certificate through the Ohio Power Siting Board. This unique siting process is made possible in Ohio because all seven entities involved with approving the siting application are seated at the same table: the chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the directors of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Development Services Agency, the Ohio Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, and a public member.

 

Wind Power FAQ

Wind rules

Stakeholder workshop on wind rules
On January 29, 2016, the Ohio Power Siting Board staff held a stakeholder workshop to gather information and obtain potential solutions to a range of concerns regarding rules for wind powered electric generating facilities raised in case number 12-1981-GE-BRO. During the workshop, stakeholders commented on specific issues outlined in finding (18) of the Board's second finding and order and recommended revisions to proposed Ohio Administrative Code 4906-4-08 as attached to the order

OPSB-approved wind projects

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.