Energy use and production have significant impacts on our environment. We seek to increase the amount of renewable energy created and used in the region. To track this, we look at the number of renewable energy facilities and megawatts coming online each year in the 15-county Northeast Ohio region. The Local Distributed Generation data includes certified cases of Renewable Energy Installations (Solar Photovoltaic, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells) that sell their Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), so it may not include all facilities. REC purchases are also not included here.
The 2nd graph estimates the percentage of renewable energy included in the city’s electricity supply.
* Source: Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Approved cases of Renewable Energy Installations (Solar Photovoltaic, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells) required to sell Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)