The Energy Cooperative offers incentives to residential customers for the installation of dual fuel heating systems, water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and central air conditioners. Equipment must be installed in eligible homes and can be purchased from a dealer of choice. Systems must be connected to a radio control switch in order to qualify a rebate. Certain capacity requirements must also be met for water heaters. Contact the Energy Cooperative and fill out the necessary forms prior to the installation of a new system.
The 166 Direct Loan provides loans for land and building acquisition, expansion or renovation, and equipment purchase. This program may finance up to 50% of allowable project costs with loans ranging in size from $500,000 to $1,500,000. Development requires the creation or retention, within a three-year period, of one job for each $35,000 of 166 Direct Loan proceeds.
This law establishes criteria for three levels of credible data for a surface water quality monitoring and assessment program and establishes the necessary training and experience for persons to submit credible data, thereby increasing the information base upon which to enhance, improve and maintain water resource quality in Ohio.
Details about each level can be found on the Ohio EPA's website for the Division of Surface Water.
This chapter of the law establishes that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides sulfur dioxide emission limits for every county, as well as regulations for the emission, monitoring and equipment for industries that have sulfur dioxide emissions.
The Ohio EPA's Division of Air Pollution Control has monitoring and compliance programs authorized under this law.
This chapter of the law establishes that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides regulations for stacks for industrial facilities. “Stack” means any chimney, flue, conduit or duct arranged to conduct any emissions to the ambient air, excluding flares. “Stack height” means the distance from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack to the crown of the stack. If a stack arises from a building or other structure, the ground-level elevation of that building or structure will be used as the base elevation of the stack.
In May 2008, Ohio enacted broad electric industry restructuring legislation (S.B. 221) containing advanced energy and renewable energy generation and procurement requirements for the state's electric distribution utilities and electric service companies (hereafter referred to as ''utilities''). This definition encompasses all retail electricity providers '''except''' municipal utilities and electric cooperatives.
Ohio's solar-easement provisions are similar to those in effect in other states. Ohio law allows property owners to create binding solar easements for the purpose of protecting and maintaining proper access to sunlight. Easements must be executed in writing and are subject to the same conveyance and recording requirements as other easements.
This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in Ohio as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation.