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 PDF.