ODOD - Wind Production & Manufacturing Incentive Program

February 17, 2009


Note: The deadline for applications under the most recent solicitation has passed, however, the program may be reactivated during 2008 or 2009. More information will be posted as it becomes available. The Ohio Wind Production & Manufacturing Incentive Program provides production-based incentives to support new Ohio wind-energy projects. The most recent solicitation, issued in February 2007, was open to utility-scale wind-energy projects (more than five megawatts) and to community wind-energy projects (500 kilowatts to five megawatts). The program is funded by the state's public benefits fund, the Ohio Advanced Energy Fund (AEF). The Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) and the funding recipients will negotiate the total amount of the production incentive grant. Under the February 2007 solicitation, generators will receive a production incentive of $0.01 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for up to five years, or until the entire amount of the grant approved has been earned by the wind-energy project, whichever occurs first. A higher incentive rate of $0.012 was available for projects that utilize "Ohio-manufactured" wind "turbines." These terms are defined as follows:

  • Turbine: the nacelle, blades, and tower, and all components included therein.
  • Ohio-Manufactured: at least 30% of the total turbine cost comes from parts directly manufactured in Ohio; OR one of the major turbine component groups – nacelle, blades, or tower – is completely manufactured in Ohio; OR the turbine is completely assembled in Ohio with a workforce of at least 50 employees dedicated to this task.
The deadline for applications for the February 2007 solicitation was July 16, 2007.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Web Site: http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/oee/GrantsLoans.htm
Administrator: Ohio Department of Development
Start Date: February 2007
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: $0.01/kWh; $0.012/kWh for "Ohio-manufactured" turbines (February 2007 solicitation)
Maximum Incentive: Not specified


Name: Tom Maves
Organization: Ohio Department of Development
Address: 77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus OH 43216-1001
Phone: (614) 466-6797
Email: tmaves@odod.state.oh.us

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.