Ohio Hydropower Facility Licensing, Certification, Safety, & Regulation(7-OH)
Currently, the RAPID Toolkit does not have state specific content regarding facility licensing, certification, and safety for hydropower development in Ohio.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Small Hydropower Program:||Ohio does not currently have a small hydropower program.|
|Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS):||Ohio requires that the state's retail electric service providers, excluding municipal utilities and electric cooperatives, meet annual renewable energy and solar benchmarks to achieve a program goal of deriving 12.5% of annual retail electricity supply from renewable energy by 2025. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4928.64; Ohio Admin. Code 4901:1-40-01.|
|RPS Eligible Hydropower:||"Hydroelectric facilities that are in compliance with state environmental laws and standards are eligible renewable resources under Ohio's RPS program. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4928.64. Hydroelectric facilities are those ""hydroelectric generating facilities located at a dam on a river, or any water discharged to a river, that is within or bordering the state of Ohio or bordering an adjoining state. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4928.01(A)(37)(b).|
|RPS Regulatory Agency/Tracking System:||PJM /MISO Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS)|
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