ODOD - Advanced Energy Program Grants - Residential Wind Energy Incentive

November 08, 2010


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 Energy Resources Division, which resides within the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), is offering grants on a first-come, first-served basis for the installation of new residential wind energy systems in the service areas of the following utilities: American Electric Power, Dayton Power & Light, Duke Energy, and FirstEnergy. Customers of these utilities pay into the Ohio Advanced Energy Fund, which provides funds for the incentive. * The approved residential wind energy installer applies for and receives the grant, which is then passed directly to the end-use customer. Residential Wind Energy Incentive (NOFA 09-02) The incentive is calculated as the lesser of $2/AC kilowatt-hour (kWh) of estimated annual system output or 50% of eligible system costs, up to a maximum incentive of $25,000. The system must be based in Ohio and intended for use on the primary home of the eligible customer. In order to be eligible for a grant, systems must have an estimated annual output of 3,000 kWh based on the average site wind speed at the proposed turbine hub height. Project equipment may not be ordered, purchased, or installed prior to the execution of a grant agreement with the ODOD. Incentives are only available for installations performed by an installer approved by the OERD. The AEF Grants website contains information on the criteria and application process for becoming an approved installer and a list of approved installers. 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

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm
Administrator: Ohio Department of Development
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: Lesser of $2/kWh (AC) of estimated annual system output or 50% of eligible cost
Maximum Incentive: $25,000
Equipment Requirements: Equipment must be new and UL-listed (e.g., inverters must be UL-1741 and IEEE 929 compliant); all equipment must come with a manufacturer's warranty and custom components must have a five-year warranty from installer
Installation Requirements: Systems must be grid-tied, meet minimum performance requirements, and comply with all applicable codes (e.g., National Electric Code); work must be performed by an eligible installer.


Name: ORC § 4928.61 et seq.
Date Enacted: 1999


Name: General Information ODOD
Organization: Ohio Department of Development
Address: 77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus OH 43216-1001
Phone: (614) 466-6797
Email: energy@development.ohio.gov

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.