Ohio law contains a renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) that requires that 8.5 percent of electricity sold by Ohio’s electric distribution utilities or electric services companies must be generated from renewable energy sources by 2026.
The law sets annual benchmarks, or incremental percentage requirements for renewable energy, through 2026. Each utility and electric services company is subject to compliance payments if the annual benchmarks are not met. Utilities and electric services companies may purchase renewable energy credits to meet the renewable energy standard.
Find more information about the renewable energy portfolio standard:
- RPS FAQ
- HB 6 RPS FAQ
- Ohio renewable energy resource generating facility certification
- Renewable portfolio standard compliance filing requirements
- PUCO's annual RPS reports
- Ohio EDU and CRES providers annual RPS compliance reports
- Quarterly EDU rate impacts
Ohio Revised Code resources
- Ohio's portfolio standard: Revised Code Section 4928.64
- Definition of renewable energy resources: Section 4928.01(A)(37)
- Using renewable energy credits: Section 4928.645