ODOD - Advanced Energy Program Grants - Non-Residential Distributed Energy Incentive (Ohio)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name ODOD - Advanced Energy Program Grants - Non-Residential Distributed Energy Incentive
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Landfill Gas, Biomass, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Reciprocating Engines
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Equipment Requirements All systems and system components must be new;
All systems and system components must be new;

Funding Source Advanced Energy Fund

Maximum Incentive 25% of project cost up to 100,000

Program Administrator Ohio Department of Development
Website http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm

References DSIRE[1]


Note: The Ohio Advanced Energy Fund (AEF) expired as of December 31, 2010. With its expiration, the AEF, which is a public benefit fund, is no longer collecting money and thus unable to financially support ODOD programs. For any questions on the Advanced Energy Fund, please contact the Ohio Energy Resources Division directly using the contact information below. This information is for historical purposes only.

The Ohio Department of Development's (ODOD) Energy Resources Division is offering grants on a first-come, first-served basis for the installation of new distributed energy resources (DER) projects. Projects must be installed in Ohio and in the service territory of one of the state's four investor-owned utilities: American Electric Power, Dayton Power and Light, Duke Energy, and FirstEnergy. Project equipment may not be ordered, purchased, or installed prior to the execution of a AEF grant agreement with the ODOD.

Distributed Energy Resources (NOFA 07-01) Distributed energy resources (DER) projects, defined in the current solicitation as modular technologies that generate and deliver electricity to customers at or near the point of use, include systems that use natural gas and propane, landfill gas, or biomass methane. Eligible applications include industrial heat recovery and combined heat and power (CHP), microturbines, and clean-burning reciprocating engines. Systems up to 25 MW will be eligible. The maximum grant award is $100,000 or 25% of the project's cost, whichever is less. In addition, a minimum equity investment of 10% of the project cost is also required.

AEF Grant Application Guidelines and Documents For additional information, application guidelines and related program documents:

  1. Visit the Ohio Energy Resource Division's Advanced Energy Fund Grants website
  2. Select the appropriate Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) based on energy project category
  3. Review the project relevant NOFA documents to understand complete guidelines, application procedures and minimum requirements for grant eligibility

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ORC § 4928.61 et seq.
Date Enacted 1999

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information ODOD
Department Ohio Department of Development
Division Ohio Energy Resources Division
Address 77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Address 2 PO Box 1001
Place Columbus, Ohio
Zip/Postal Code 43216-1001
Phone (614) 466-6797

Email energy@development.ohio.gov
Website http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"