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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

CHAPTER 4906-17 - Applications for Certificates for Electric Generating Wind Facilities (DOC)

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.

Ohio Biomass Energy Program

The Ohio Biomass Energy Program provides information, resource referrals, business connections and periodic funding assistance to support the development and use of biomass energy resources in Ohio. Send us your e-mail address and/or mailing address for periodical newsletter and other information. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us:

Ohio Biomass Energy Program
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793
(614) 466-2871

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Renewable Energy Links

Through the Ohio Power Siting links page and the renewable energy links above, you are able to access other websites. The information contained in these websites is for general information purposes only and does not necessarily imply a recommendation or an endorsement of the views expressed within them. 



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