Ohio Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis
Ohio Energy: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
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Renewable energy portfolio standard: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 4928.64
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Ohio state legislation has established an alternative energy portfolio standard and energy efficiency provisions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Public Utilities Commission will oversee the implementation and administration of the alternative energy portfolio standard and energy efficiency provisions. Both the OEPA and the ODNR regulate hydraulic fracturing activities in the state.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
The Ohio renewable energy portfolio standard requires 12.5 percent of electricity sold by 2027 to be generated from qualified renewable energy sources. The quantity of energy required to be generated from qualified renewable energy resources will incrementally increase according to the schedule in Table 1 ...