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Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

Date Last Updated8/15/2014
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeOhio Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Policy Initiation Date9/9/2012
Policy SummaryOhio's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) contains "alternative energy resource" requirements for investor-owned utilities, and includes CHP. Any type of CHP, including fossil fuel-fired systems, qualify as an "advanced energy resource" which li
CHP Eligibility RequirementsRenewably-fueled CHP systems, and waste heat-to-power systems qualify as renewable resources under the AEPS. All types of CHP including fossil-fueled CHP and waste heat-to-power qualify as an advanced energy resource under the alternative energy targets,
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
S.B. 315 applies the following definition for CHP systems, they must be "designed to achieve thermal-efficiency levels of at least 60%, with at least 20% of the system's total useful energy in the form of thermal energy."
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