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Ohio's renewable energy portfolio standard

November 28, 2017

Ohio law contains a renewable energy portfolio standard that requires that 12.5 percent of electricity sold by Ohio’s electric distribution utilities or electric services companies must be generated from renewable energy sources by 2027. Additionally, of the 12.5 percent, at least 0.5 percent must come from solar sources.

The law sets annual benchmarks, or incremental percentage requirements for renewable energy, through 2027. Each utility and electric services company is subject to compliance payments if the annual benchmarks are not met. Utilities and electric services companies may purchase renewable energy credits to meet the renewable energy standard.

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    Ohio Revised Code resources

    Ohio Administrative Code and PUCO resources

    Ohio renewable energy resource generating facility certification

    Renewable portfolio standard compliance filing requirements

    Renewable/alternative energy portfolio standard reports

    Annual status reports

    Electric distribution utilities' AER rates

    Related information

    Incentives for renewable energy projects

    • Ohio Energy Loan Fund
      The Ohio Development Services Agency has opened a new round of funding for the Energy Loan Fund. The Fund provides low-interest financing to install efficiency measures that reduce energy by at least 15 percent. Small businesses, local governments, manufacturers, school districts, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. A total of $11.25 million in funding is available for fiscal year 2017. Letters of intent are due by Monday, May 15, 2017, with qualified loan applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through Thursday, June 1, 2017 (subject to funding availability).
    • Ohio Air Quality Development Authority
    • Ohio New Markets Tax Credit Program
    • Volume Cap

    PUCO rulemakings