Ohio has a number of factors that make it attractive to renewable energy developers. Ohio is a leading manufacturer of renewable energy componets. Ohio is also sucessfully attracting data centers from companies with sizeable renewable energy commitments. To date, Ohio has over 530 MW of renewable energy capacity and attracted over $1.3 billion in private investment.
However, Ohio recently made several policy changes that are adversly impacting the market and frustrating development. As a result, very little development or investment has occured since 2014.
This report makes the case that improving the policy landscape in Ohio would have tremendous results. US PREF estimates that over $25 billion of investment and economic activity could occur and result in thousands of megawatts of developemnt.