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.
* 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)
The 2nd graph estimates the percentage of Renewable (Clean energy) growth overall for the City.
% Total Electricity: Is the renewable electricity purchased, coupled with estimates from state/local grid electricity source mix values for CPP and First Energy, as a percentage (%) of total electricity consumption for the City of Cleveland (CPP & First Energy).
% Total Electricity including RECs purchase: In addition to the % Total Clean Energy, includes known Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) purchased through the City's Community Choice Aggregation and other entities' voluntary reporting to the EPA's Green Power Partnership Program (tracked since 2013).