ODOD - Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Grants

December 20, 2004


The Ohio Office of Energy Efficiency is offering grants to cover a portion of the costs of eligible distributed energy resources (DER) projects located in the service territories of the state's five investor-owned electric distribution companies -- American Electric Power (Columbus and Southern Power and Ohio Power); CINergy(Cincinnati Gas and Electric); Dayton Power and Light; First Energy (Cleveland Electric Illuminating, Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison); and Monongahela Power (Allegheny Power). This round of grants, supported by the Ohio Energy Loan Fund, is available only to end-users of DER projects that include but are not limited to industrial heat recover, combined heat and power, landfill or biomass methane for electric generation, solar-electric and wind. Applicants from the commercial, industrial, institutional and local-government sectors are eligible for project funding. The maximum grant amount is $50,000 or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less. Cost share is required for all projects; the percentage of cost share depends on the technology type. A total of $826,000 in funding is available. All projects must be installed in Ohio, and all project components must be new. Projects must be completed by September 30, 2006. Proposals must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on January 31, 2005. Previous recipients of the ELF grant program are not eligible. Awards will be announced March 31, 2005. For more information, see the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/oee/ELFGrant.htm
Administrator: Ohio Department of Development
Start Date: 2004
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Landfill Gas
  • Wind (Small)
  • Microturbines
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: $50,000
Equipment Requirements: Cost share required


Name: ORC § 4928.61 et seq.
Date Enacted: 2003 (amended)
Effective Date: 2004


Name: Preston Boone
Organization: Ohio Department of Development
Address: 77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus OH 43216-1001
Email: Preston.Boone@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.