U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Ohio Renewable Energy Sources Cutting Prices, Emissions: Study
September 27, 2013
A new study by the Public Utilities
Commission of Ohio concludes that the addition of state's renewable sources of
power is pushing down the wholesale cost of power in Ohio and also reducing the
amount of carbon dioxide produced. The report also found that there were no
severe congestion issues or emergency curtailments in electricity. Published in
August, the "Renewable Resources and Wholesale Price Suppression"
report suggests that Ohio's electric grid is "sufficiently
robust" to support the continued development of utility-scale renewable
projects. The report also notes that its modeling demonstrates that Ohio’s
Alternative Energy Portfolio deserves credit for reducing carbon dioxide
emissions. See the
complete report .