First Energy Ohio - Renewable Energy Credit Procurements

April 06, 2023


Note: Check the program website 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 were accepted for long-term contracts, and the recent short-term contract window has closed. Requests for proposals will not be available at regular intervals; check the program website 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 website, and all applicants must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Short-Term Contracts

In the most recent short-term contract procurement, FirstEnergy is seeking to purchase 470,000 RECs (which may include solar and non-solar RECs) from Ohio or states contiguous to Ohio. All SRECs must be created between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Web Site:
Administrator: Navigant Consulting
Start Date: 07/01/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Landfill Gas
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
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


Name: FirstEnergy Corporation

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.