As smart meter usage expands, so do questions about the ways utilities and other companies can harness energy data to advance grid technology.
Dayton Power and Light is requesting a $145 million annual rider that would allow the Ohio electric utility to maintain its financial integrity, a claim derided by opponents as detrimental to customers who should not have to pay for the company’s past bad energy bets.
While Ohio’s energy efficiency standards for utilities remain frozen by the legislature, a federally funded program continues to help homeowners in the state cut their energy costs.
The city of Columbus, Ohio, has enacted a new energy-friendly funding tool that’s already been harnessed by one local property owner, marking a green overhaul that financing platform proponents say is the start of a regional trend.
A series of six small hydroelectric projects along the Muskingum River in southeastern Ohio point to hydropower’s potential as a robust, if underused, energy source for the state, supporters say.
Since 2011, shale gas drilling has been a way of life for some eastern Ohio communities, with residents acutely aware of both the benefits and drawbacks. But as production declines, are those perceptions changing?
As Ohio works more closely with other states to develop its natural gas industry, a multi-state collaborative is monitoring development and seeking to “navigate the middle ground” between the industry and its opponents.
Ohio lawmakers are not ready to raise the state’s severance tax on hydraulic fracturing, but that won’t stop a grassroots effort pushing a rate hike that would put the state on par with other fracking regions.
As FirstEnergy awaits a decision on its proposed electric security plan after a similar proposal was rejected by regulators last month, broader themes about Ohio’s energy future are emerging in the debate.
While Ohio lawmakers have largely put the brakes on the state’s clean energy policy, cities and counties are moving forward with their own initiatives.