Ohio Renewable Electricity Mandate Status

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Renewable Mandate Status: On Track

  • 2009 Estimated Qualified Renewable Generation: 0.36%[i]
  • 2009 Renewable Mandate: 0.25%
  • 2024 Renewable Mandate: 12.5%

Eligible Resources: solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, geothermal, biomass, biologically derived methane gas, landfill gas, non-treated waste biomass, solid waste, fuel cells generating electricity, and certain hydropower facilities[ii]

Compliance schedule:[iii]

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Renewable Portfolio History: S.B. 221 established alternative and renewable mandates for Ohio in May 2008[iv].

Credit Trading: Yes

Noncompliance penalty: There is an alternative compliance payment of $45 per MWh that will be annual adjusted by the Public Utility Commission of Ohio.[v] The Solar Alternative Compliance payment is $400 per MWh in 2010, declining by $50 every 2 years.

Electricity Price Ranking: 23rd Highest[vi]

  • 8.88 cents/KWh in Ohio
  • 7.67 cents/KWh in non-mandated states

[i] Energy Information Administration, Electricity Generation 2009, http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epa/generation_state_mon.xls.

[ii] Ohio AC 4901:1-40-1 (Jan. 1, 2009).

[iii] Ohio Rev. C. 4928:64-B-2 (Dec. 10, 2009), http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4928.64.

[iv] Datebase of state Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, Ohio, http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=OH14R&re=1&ee=1.

[v] Public Utility Commission of Ohio, Annual Adjustment of the Non-Solar Alternative Compliance Payment Pursuant to Section 4928.64(C)(2)(b), Revised Code, http://www.puco.ohio.gov/PUCO/IndustryTopics/Topic.cfm?id=10009.

[vi] EIA, Electric Power Monthly, Table 5.6.B., Average Retail Price of Electricity, June 2010, Released Sept. 15, 2010, http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/table5_6_b.html.

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