Promoting Ohio Co-Generation Projects

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Two bills moving through the Ohio General Assembly would promote co-generation projects by qualifying them for use by the state's investor-owned utilities to meet certain requirements under Senate Bill (SB) 221, Ohio's landmark energy law enacted in 2008.

One bill — Sub. SB 289, recently passed by both the Ohio House and Senate — classifies co-generation technology as "renewable energy" under Ohio's renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which requires utilities to procure 12.5 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025.

SB 289 contains provisions that...
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