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Ohio Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard

Date Last Updated8/15/2014
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficePublic Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
Policy Initiation Date1/1/2009
Policy SummaryOhio's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) includes CHP and waste energy recovery (WER) as qualified efficiency measures. The original EEPS targets took effect in 2009, and was significantly amended in June 2014 by SB 310, freezing the energy savi
CHP Eligibility RequirementsAll types of CHP and waste heat-to-power qualify under the EEPS. Under the energy savings component of the EEPS, projects must have commenced operation or have been retrofitted on or after September 10, 2012 to qualify. Topping-cycle CHP systems at state
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
CHP is defined as the "co-production of electricity and useful thermal energy from the same fuel source 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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