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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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First Energy Ohio - Renewable Energy Credit Procurements   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Equipment Requirements:Must be PUCO-certified or eligible to be PUCO-certified
Installation Requirements:System must be interconnected with an electric utility
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Customer sells RECs to FirstEnergy
Start Date:07/01/2010
Web Site:

Note: FirstEnergy will periodically solicit proposals for long term contracts. Check the program web site for the most recent Requests for Proposals.

As part of its Electric Security Plan, FirstEnergy will periodically solicit proposals for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). Proposals are accepted for both short-term and long-term contracts. Requests for proposals will not be available at regular intervals; check the program web site for current information regarding application due dates. FirstEnergy will not be purchasing energy or energy capacity under this proposal. All application materials are available on the program web site, and all applicants must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Long-Term Contracts

FirstEnergy will purchase 5,000 SRECs and 20,000 RECs in equal quantities each calendar year, from 2011 to 2020. Applications for the first round of long-term contracts were due in October 2011. Check the FirstEnergy Long-Term SREC web site for details on open or upcoming Requests for Proposals.

Short-Term Contracts

In the most recent short-term contract procurement, FirstEnergy is seeking to purchase 7,500 SRECs from Ohio or states contiguous to Ohio. All SRECs must be created between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012.

  Dan Bradley
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Phone: (516) 876-4036
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