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Ohio Biomass Energy Program

Biomass logoThe Ohio Biomass Energy Program provides policy and program information, resource referrals and business connections to support the development and use of biomass energy resources in Ohio. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us:

Anne Goodge
Program Director
(614) 644-7857


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Ongoing PUCO Rulemakings

Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

Case Number 12-2051-EL-ORD: Interconnection

Case Number 12-2050-EL-ORD: Net metering issues, Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978

Case Number 12-0925-GA-ORD: Competitive retail natural gas service

Case Number 12-1924-EL-ORD: Competitive retail electric service

Ohio’s Renewable and Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard
Ohio’s Renewable and Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard

By the year 2025, 25 percent of the electricity sold by each utility or electric services company within Ohio must be generated from alternative energy sources. At least 12.5 percent must be generated from renewable energy resources, including wind, hydro, biomass and biogas, waste heat and at least 0.5 percent solar. The remainder can be generated from advanced energy resources, including nuclear, clean coal and certain types of fuel cells. In addition, at least one half of the renewable energy used must be generated at facilities located in Ohio. All companies must meet annual renewable and solar energy benchmarks that increase as a percentage of electric supply each year.

Combined Heat and Power in Ohio
 

In 2012, the PUCO conducted a series of combined heat and power (CHP) workshops as part of a pilot project in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy to help industrial boiler operators learn about options to meet changing environmental standards. Presentations have included a focus on biomass projects:

 

Legislation

Ohio Senate Bill 58

Ohio Senate Bill 315

Ohio House Bill 276

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