Ohio

Ohio

Geographic Eligibility

The renewable energy requirement must be met by in-state facilities and resources that can be shown to be deliverable into the state

Reporting Year

January 1 through December 31

Banking

RECs have a lifetime of five years following their purchase or acquisition.

Solar Requirement

Yes, separate from Class I

Renewable Energy Sources

Eligible renewable resources include: solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal technologies used to produce electricity, wind, geothermal, biomass, biologically derived methane gas, landfill gas, certain non-treated waste biomass products, solid waste (as long as the process to convert it to electricity does not include combustion), fuel cells that generate electricity, certain storage facilities, and qualified hydroelectric facilities. In 2012, S.B. 315 and S.B. 289 added certain cogeneration and waste heat recovery system technologies that meet specific requirements (Docket 12-2156-EL-ORD). Distributed generation systems used by customers to generate electricity using the aforementioned eligible renewable resources are also included.

In May 2014, S.B. 310 made run-of-the-river hydroelectric systems on the Ohio River exceeding 40 MW capacities eligible for RECs, and provided RECs for biological methane gas not converted into electricity.

RPS Percentages
Year Renewable (%) Benchmark Solar (%) Benchmark
2009 0.25% 0.004%
2010 0.50% 0.010%
2011 1.0% 0.030%
2012 1.5% 0.060%
2013 2.0% 0.090%
2014 2.5% 0.12%
2015 2.5% 0.12%
2016 2.5% 0.12%
2017 3.5% 0.15%
2018 4.5% 0.18%
2019 5.5% 0.22%
2020 6.5% 0.26%
2021 7.5% 0.30%
2022 8.5% 0.34%
2023 9.5% 0.38%
2024 10.5% 0.42%
2025 11.5% 0.46%
2026+ 12.5% 0.50%

Alternative Compliance Payments



REC - $45/MWh
Solar – $400 in 2010 and 2011
$350 for 2012 and 2013;

$300 for 2014, 2015, and 2016;

$250 for 2017 and 2018;

$200 for 2019 and 2020;

Similarly reduced by $50 every two years thereafter through 2026, to a minimum of $50.

Contact

Stuart M. Siegfried
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
180 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215-3793
Phone: (614) 466-7536
Fax: (614) 752-8353

Mark Bellamy
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3793
Phone: (614) 644-8295
Fax: (614) 752-8353

Useful Links

Ohio Public Utilities Commission